Nevada (US) (ANI): There were no nominations for 'Made in Asia" films at 82nd Academy Awards given in Hollywood (USA) on March
seven, and out of four films nominated with Asia-focused topics,
only one (The Cove) was able to win.
'The Cove" (Louie Psihoyos), which won in 'documentary feature"
category, is an investigative-journalism style venture about animal
abuse and human health issues revolving around dolphins in Japan.
Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has blamed American
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for step-motherly
treatment towards Asia. '
Asia had produced top class directors like Akira Kurosawa,
Yasujiro Ozu, Satyajit Ray, etc., but Asian films were mostly
ignored as compared to European films and many good Asian films
even did not make the nomination, Zed, who is chairperson of
Indo-American Leadership Confederation, stressed in a statement
issued in Nevada (USA) today.
None of the four nominated films with Asia-focused topics this
year—'Kavi", 'Burma VJ", 'The Cove", and 'China's Unnatural
Disaster: The tears of Sichuan Province"—was produced in Asia.
Rajan Zed has also asked the Academy to introduce a new award
category of “Best Bollywood Film" for films made in India.