India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, "Newton", is out of the race for the honour.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, according to the official website of the Oscars.
"Newton", directed by Amit V. Masurkar and starring the talented Rajkummar Rao in a story set against the backdrop of elections in the world's largest democracy, wasn't a part of it.
The shortlisted films have been selected from 92 titles that had originally been considered in the category. The films to have made the cut are: "A Fantastic Woman" (Chile), "In the Fade" (Germany), "On Body and Soula (Hungary), "Foxtrot" (Israel), "The Insult" (Lebanon), "Loveless" (Russia), "Felicite" (Senegal), "The Wound" (South Africa) and "The Square" (Sweden) have made the cut to the shortlist.
The Oscars ceremony will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre here.