Greeks nominated for Academy Awards at this year’s Oscars

Greeks nominated for Academy Awards at this year’s Oscars 1

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its list of nominees, which includes Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos for his film ‘The Lobster’ and Greek American university student Daphne Matziaraki for her short doco “4.1 Miles”.

This is the second nomination for Lanthimos after his film ‘’Dogtooth’’ had been nominated in 2011 in the best foreign-language category.

Meanwhile Matziarakis “4.1 Miles” had already won an Oscar at the 43rd Student Academy Awards and is now nominated in the short doco category.

‘’Two years ago at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism my incredible mentor Dan Krauss was teaching me the basics of filmmaking.

While refugee families with their babies are still fleeing war and conflict in the most deadly ways, and while refugee children are freezing to death in camps, both Dan’s short documentary Extremis and 4.1 Miles are nominated for an #Oscar. I couldn’t be more honored and thankful. Because this means we will get to share these extremely important stories with the world as Kyriakos Papadopoulos – the heroic captain of ‘4.1 Miles’ and his crew, will continue to find themselves in the fine line, between life and death,’’ said Matziaraki in her Facebook post.

4.1 Miles is a 2016 short-documentary film about a coast guard captain on a remote Greek island is charged with the saving thousands of migrants during the European migrant crisis.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.