“20 days in Mariupol” was nominated for an Oscar – this is the first time for the authors of the Associated Press in the entire history of the agency

“20 days in Mariupol” was nominated for an Oscar – this is the first time for the authors of the Associated Press in the entire history of the agency

The film about Ukraine “20 Days in Mariupol” by Yevhen Maloletka and Mstislav Chernov was nominated for an Oscar. On December 23, the list of nominees in the “Best Documentary” category appeared on the official website of the American Film Academy.

This Oscar nomination was the first for the Associated Press in the 178-year history of the agency – the authors of the tape are Ukrainian journalists from the AR, the agency reported.

The tape about Mariupol in the last days before the occupation by the Russians was included in two categories of short lists of applicants – documentary and international film.

Previously, the co-authors of the film became winners of the Pulitzer Prize in the category “Service to Society”. “This is a prize for all the people of Mariupol,” Mstislav Chernov said at the time in an interview with the Voice of America. And Yevhen Maloletka emphasized that it is morally difficult to receive awards during the war. “The war has not gone anywhere, and we have to continue working,” Maloletka told the Voice of America correspondent.

“This is a prize for all the people of Mariupol,” Mstislav Chernov said at the time in an interview with the Voice of America. And Yevhen Maloletka emphasized that it is morally difficult to receive awards during the war. “The war has not gone anywhere, and we have to continue working,” Maloletka told the Voice of America correspondent.

Along with the Ukrainian film, the films “Bobby Wine: The People’s President”, “Eternal Memory”, “Four Daughters” and “Kill the Tiger” were also nominated for the Oscar.

“Many documentaries tell important stories. Few of them are real witnesses of the atrocities of our time”, – wrote about the film “20 days in Mariupol” by one of its co-authors, Mstislav Chernov, on the network Kh.

“People are shocked by what they saw,” Chernov said about the audience’s reaction to this film in an interview with the Voice of America.

The 96th Academy Award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on March 10. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.





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