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Israel’s controversial Oscar submission gets snubbed on the 2022 Academy shortlist

By Tom Tugend

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — There was no holiday cheer for Israel’s filmmakers in the shortlists for the 2022 Academy Awards.

The country’s official submission for this year’s Best International Feature Oscar, “Let It Be Morning,” was not among the 15 entries that made the cut in the category, despite being helmed by a pedigreed director (Eran Kolirin, of “The Band’s Visit” fame) and attracting global attention for its all-Palestinian cast.

The movie, which won the Ophir Award, Israel’s equivalent to the O...


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