Brazilian Documentary nominated for Oscar

Brazil has a film nominated for the 92nd Academy Awards, although for best documentary feature rather than international feature film. The film is Petra Costa’s “The Edge of Democracy,” in which a political documentary and personal memoir collide in an exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of the two Brazilian presidencies of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

And while Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles did not get a nomination for “The Two Popes,” his film did get nominations for best actor for Jonathan Pryce, best supporting actor for Sir Anthony Hopkins, as well as Anthony McCarten’s adapted screenplay.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live in the US on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.  The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.