Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on February 8. The Oscars will be held on March 27.
Actor Surya’s Jay Beem and Mohanlal’s Malayalam action Maraikkayar; The Lion of the Arabian Sea is in the final list of 276 films nominated for the 94th Oscars. It comes just days after some footage of Jay Beam was released on Oscar’s official YouTube channel.
Actor Surya and Jyotika’s 2D Entertainment, which produced the Jai Beam film, happily shared the news on Twitter.
— 2D Entertainment (@2D_ENTPVTLTD) January 21, 2022
Voting for the nomination will begin on January 27 and end on February 1. Final recommendations will be announced on February 8. The 94th Academy Awards will be held on March 27.
After being released on Amazon Prime Video on November 2nd, Jay Beam became one of the most acclaimed films of 2021. The film focuses on real life events of the 90s. Directed by DJ Gnanavel, the film stars Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan, Manikandan and Lijo Mol Jose.
Maraikkair: The Lion of the Arabian Sea won three national awards, including Best Picture, Best Special Effects and Best Costume Design. Written and directed by Priyadarshan, the film stars Mohanlal’s war exploits of Kunjali Marakkar IV, the famous naval commander of Zamorin. It stars Arjun Sarja, Sunil Shetty, Prabhu Deva, Prabhu, Manju Warrier, Keerthi Suresh, Kalyani Priyadarshan and many more.
Not only Jay Beam and Maraikkair, but also directors Rindu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s Writing with Fire, a film about a newspaper run by Dalit women, has been selected in the Best Documentary category at the 2022 Oscars.
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