MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sarbjit make it to long list of films eligible for Oscars

PTI

Dec 23, 2016 10:19:38 IST

Indian biopics MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sarbjit have made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of films in contention for the best picture Oscar on Wednesday, reported Entertainment Weekly.

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sarbjit make it to long list of films eligible for Oscars

The poster of Sarbjit.

To make it to the 2016 Academy Awards list, feature films must have played in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County between January 1 and December 31 for at least seven consecutive days.

The exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format, must have a running time of more than 40 minutes.

Apart from the Sushant Singh Rajput and Randeep Hooda starrer films, Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nairs directorial venture Queen of Katwe is also part of the list.

Starring Oscar-winner Lupita Nyongo, David Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwangas, the film is based on real-life events and chronicles the inspiring story of an underdog from the streets of rural Uganda.

The list also include awards season favorites La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Silence, Arrival, and Hacksaw Ridge.

Superhero movies Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse also made the cut.

Updated Date: Dec 23, 2016 10:20:26 IST