NO Gives Chile its First Oscar Nomination Ever


The Chilean film No (pictured) by Pablo Larraín is nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Category, as it was announced this morning.

Larraín's fourth feature  film (Fuga, Tony Manero, Post Mortem) becomes the first Chilean film ever to be nominated in this category, and the third film directed by a Chilean helmer to get a nomination (after Miguel Littín's two nominations for his feature films Actas de Marusia / Letter from Marusia representing Mexico in 1975, and Alsino y el cóndor / Alsino and the Condor representing Nicaragua in 1982). 

Premiered to critical acclaimed last May at Cannes' Directors Fortnight, No tells the story of a young ad man (played by Mexican actor Gael García Bernal) who creates a successful 1988 voter campaign to oust Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The film will open in theaters in the U.S. on February 15th released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Additionally it was also announced that Chilean DP Claudio Miranda was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Ang Lee's Life of Pi. The 85th annual edition of the Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24th.