Two Greek film­mak­ers nom­i­nated for Os­cars

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Yor­gos Lan­thi­mos’s dystopian drama “The Lobster” was nom­i­nated yes­ter­day in the Best Orig­i­nal Screen­play cat­e­gory of the 89th Os­cars, mak­ing it the sec­ond time the 43-year-old film­maker has a chance of bring­ing home one of the cov­eted gold stat­uettes.

The award-win­ning film­maker is joined in the ranks of Os­car hope­fuls by an­other Greek, Daphne Matziaraki, whose “4.1 Miles” was se­lected for the Best Short Doc­u­men­tary cat­e­gory.

“The Lobster” stars Colin Far­rell and Rachel Weisz as two peo­ple look­ing for love in a world where sin­gles are turned into an­i­mals if they fail to make a ro­man­tic at­tach­ment.

This is Lan­thi­mos’s sec­ond Os­car nom­i­na­tion af­ter his “Dog­tooth” vied for Best For­eign Lan­guage Film in 2011.

Matziaraki’s por­trait of a coast guard grap­pling with the refugee cri­sis on the is­land of Lesvos, mean­while, won the top prize in the Academy’s “Stu­dent Os­cars” in Los An­ge­les in Septem­ber.

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