“Joyland,” a film from Pakistan, has been shortlisted for the 95th Academy Awards.
The film, directed by Saim Sadiq, represents Pakistan at the Academy Awards for the first time in the International Feature Film category.
The British actor Riz Ahmed posted the Deadline’s article on Joyland’s selection to his Instagram.
In September, it was revealed that the film starring Alina Khan, Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed will represent the nation in the 95th edition of the most prestigious film awards.
Oscar nominees in ten categories for 2023 were announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In May, the Pakistani film Joyland became the first official submission from that country to be accepted into the Cannes Film Festival.