Ruben Östlund: "We have a chance at three nominations"

“Triangle of sadness” is one of Sweden’s hopes when the Academy of Oscars announces the nominations for this year’s gala on March 12 at 2:30 p.m. today.

The film received the Palme d’Or in May and has long been right on the edge of the trade magazines’ ranking lists for best film, direction and screenplay as well as for best supporting actress, but the situation is uncertain.

— I think we have a chance at three nominations. It could be two, it could even be just one, but I think Dolly De Leon will get Best Supporting Actress, says Östlund.

Filipina actor Dolly De Leon received a Golden Beetle last night and plays a key role in the film that challenges our contemporary view of beauty and power.

Ruben Östlund thinks it will be difficult to get a nomination for best director.

“Unfortunately, we’re hanging a little on the fence when it comes to direction. I don’t think we will get that. Best film, I think we can get, because there are more people nominated. And then it could be like with (the British equivalent) Bafta that we get nominated for best screenplay.


“Triangle of sadness” is not in the running for best international film, because it is in English. This means that it competes with all Hollywood productions which often have more famous names on the cast and bigger budgets.

Director Tarik Saleh and lead actor Fares Fares from “Boy from heaven”. Archive car.

Among other Swedish names that may be relevant is Tarik Saleh, whose film “Boy from heaven” is on the “shortlist”, the first nomination list with 15 films in the category of best international film, together with competitors such as Swedish-Iranian Ali Abbasi’s “Holy spider “, which was selected as Denmark’s Oscar entry.

Tarik Saleh is skeptical about his film’s chances.

— We are “shortlisted”, so you can say that there is a 33 percent chance of winning. At the same time, it’s also the case that we haven’t had our US premiere yet. It’s in two weeks. It’s us and two other films that haven’t had it, and that’s in our hands, unfortunately.

— But we have a strong film and the mere fact that we have been shortlisted means that anything is possible.

Several Swedes

When it comes to the heavy categories for best actor as well as film and director, this year there is no truly superior favorite that is expected to dominate.

But among the films mentioned in the speculation are the science fiction drama “Everything everywhere all at once” starring actor Michelle Yeoh, Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical “The Fabelmans” and the Irish drama comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin”, starring Colin Farrell .

And maybe Tom Cruise can get an Oscar nomination for “Top gun: Maverick”. The star has three nominations already, but has never received the coveted golden statuette.

Several Swedes may be considered for an Oscar nomination. Composer Ludwig Göransson has a chance to repeat the success from 2019 when he received an Oscar for the music for the film “Black Panther”.

This year, he could be considered for the category of best song for “Lift me up” that Rihanna sings in the sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda forever”.

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