Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial ‘The Kashmir Files’, which released in March 2022, recently achieved a big feat after earning a spot in the Oscars 2023 Reminder List. Besides ‘The Kashmir Files’, several other Indian movies also made it to the coveted list. These are among the 301 films that have been deemed eligible for nominations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body behind the Oscars. However, instead of celebrating the feat, fans took to Twitter to school Vivek Agnihotri. Wondering why? It had to do with his somewhat misleading tweet.
For the unversed, the Oscars Reminder List, which came out recently, features movies that are not nominated for Oscars 2023 yet but have been featured as candidates eligible for a nomination.
So merely earning a spot in the list does not guarantee that a film will advance to the final nominations, which are yet to be announced.
Coming back to Vivek Agnihotri’s tweet, he celebrated the feat writing that his directorial has been “shortlisted for #Oscars2023 in the first list of @TheAcademy.”