Italy places Oscar hopes on Sorrentino film
After a Golden Globe nomination, Sorrentino’s film entered the Oscar list.
God’s hand by award-winning Italian director Paul Sorrentino has been shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday evening.
The coming of age movie, whose original Italian title is È stata la mano di Dio, is among the 15 candidates vying for a nomination in the category of the best international film of the academy.
It will be known on February 8 if Sorrentino’s film will be nominated for an Oscar, and if the 51-year-old Neapolitan director has any chance of winning an Oscar. second Oscar on March 27, eight years after the one he received for The great beauty.
The news comes a week after the new film was nominated for “Best Film – Foreign Language” by Golden globes whose awards ceremony in Los Angeles is scheduled for January 9.
Netflix began streaming the film on December 15, after it hit Italian theaters on November 24, after winning the award. Silver Lion Grand Jury at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
Tracing the story of a teenager in Naples in the 1980s, Sorrentino’s largely autobiographical movie stars Philippe Scotti, Toni Servillo and Teresa Saponangelo.
The story spans several years since the arrival of Diego Maradona to play for Naples to the team’s first Italian title. During this time, the young boy comes of age and witnesses the death of his parents.