Joachim Trier’s film is among 15 films that advanced to the next round of voting, before the final list of nominees was announced.
The Academy announced in a press release that “The Worst Man in the World” is on the list of films that can win the Best International Film award.
It is among 15 films moving into the next round of voting, before the final list of nominees is announced on February 8. The actual Oscars will take place on March 27th.
Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland all have films on the shortlist to be nominated for Best International Film.
“We are so glad the Academy thinks we deserve this list, and now we have the opportunity to fight for a proper nomination,” says proud and happy Joachim Trier.
However, he maintains that this is not the same nomination.
– We haven’t been nominated yet but we are honored to be in the company of very good films.
Earlier this year, former US President Barack Obama also posted on social media that The Worst Man in the World was among his favorite films of 2021.
– Perhaps the most surprising and fun thing that happened. Imagine that a former president of the United States has seen and loved a movie and people in Oslo are in an existential crisis, says Trier and laughs.
According to trade magazine Variety, “The World’s Worst Man” is a favorite for the nomination, and is also mentioned as a contender for the generous Best Picture award.
Starring Rinat Renzvi took home the Best Actress award during the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
“We’ve been very excited all day, so that’s pretty cool,” says Reinsve, who just arrived at his sister-in-law on Namsos when VG calls.
– Now we’ll just talk about life and celebrate this.
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This is the second year in a row that a Norwegian film has been included in the list of best international feature films, after Maria Soudals. hopefull last year.
Rinat Renzvi, who plays the lead role in the film, was also highlighted as Best Actress in the Best Actress category at this year’s awards ceremony. Oslo Pictures wrote in a press release that no listing for this category will be published.
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