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Two Greeks, Lanthimos/Filippou, win Oscar Nomination for The Lobster

Oscar nominations list was announced Tuesday morning. Among the nominees are also Yorgos Lanthimos and Eftymis Filippou creators of the Lobster.

Lanthinos, who is also the director of the film, and Filippou have won the Oscar nomination for their Original Screenplay.

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The film is a macabre drama, starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell, about a hotel where single people must find a mate or be turned into a wild animal starts hilariously but loses its bite.

The Lobster is a 2015 internationally co-produced absurdist dystopian black comedy film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Yorgos Lanthimos, co-produced by Ceci Dempsy, Ed Guiney, and Lee Magiday, and co-written by Efthimis Filippou.

In the film’s setting, singles are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or otherwise be turned into animals.

It stars Colin Farrell as a newly-single man trying to find someone so he can remain human, and Rachel Weisz as a woman with whom he attempts to form a relationship.

The film is co-produced by Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France and the Netherlands.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize.

It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

It was shown in the USA in 2016, therefore the nomination now.

Lanthimos/Filippoy and The Lobster  have a strong competition with La La Land that has been nominated in 12 categories!

The 89th Academy Awards air on February 26.

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