Asghar Farhadi: Oscar Nomination

'A Separation' among foreign language film nominees

Los Angeles Times: Iran's "A Separation," from director Asghar Farhadi, topped the list of nominees for the foreign-language film Oscar early Tuesday morning. Competing against the acclaimed movie about a couple's unraveling marriage at the 84th Academy Awards will be Belgium's "Bullhead," from director Michael R. Roskam, Canada's "Monsieur Lazhar," from director Philippe Falardea, Israel's "Footnote," from director Joseph Cedar, and Poland's "In Darkness," from director Agnieszka Holland. "A Separation" is considered the favorite in the category. The film, which nabbed a Golden Globe last week, centers on a couple who must decide whether to leave Iran to offer their child a better life, or stay to take care of an ailing parent. The film has been universally embraced by critics: It currently has a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can read Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan's review here >>>


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by yolanda on

Here is 2012 Oscar predictions:


"A Separation" will win Oscar! It is good that this movie is gaining momentum before the Oscar! Everything looks propitious and auspicious! Hopefully there is no upset!


Please, keep it quiet.

by عموجان on

What are you people trying to do?

Putting him, rest of his crew and family in Evin prison. 

He is going to win it, Muslim want to like it or not. 


Anonymous Observer

FFH2002 - Can I have some?

by Anonymous Observer on

whatever it is that you're smoking, 

I mean, whatever caused you to write the comment below definitely deserves a try. :-)


Scientists vs. celebrities

by Farfromheaven2002 on

The world works differently.  Oscar candidates do not cure cancer, but they provide unlimited funding for scientists to study cancer.  They provide just adequate salary for researchers to work their rats off days and nights.  Even window shopping is not free any more. 

We owe our life to naturally talented celebrities, not to scientists who spent their valuable and the most efficient years of their life on books because of their family culture, not their discovered talents.

Cancer patients need more mental health support by entertainers and naturally talented speakers than non-optimized and erroneous medication.  Loved ones devotees usually are absent in one’s unfortunate times. 

Esfand Aashena

AO u must be among the few thousand I mentioned in my blog!

by Esfand Aashena on

Anonymous Observer

Really Nazanin?!!

by Anonymous Observer on

Are we so desparate for accomplishments that we have to all pour out of our houses and cheer on the streets if an Iranian film wins an Oscar?!!!  I mean, come on...With all due respect to Mr. Farhadi and his acclaimed film, it's not like we invented a cure for cancer!

Anonymous Observer

Is he going to withdraw the nomination?

by Anonymous Observer on

There's an Israeli film on the list.  Oh...oh.  Isn't this akin to a soccer match where Israel is a competitor?  Just like an Iranian soccer team can't compete against an Israeli team, he shouldn't be able to compete against an Israeli film.  

I think that under IR rules he needs to withdraw.    

Anahid Hojjati

the only one from the list that is

by Anahid Hojjati on

nominated for original screenplay. That says a lot. Farhadi better prepares his speech.

Esfand Aashena

BTW the title should be Oscar "NominationS".

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred

Nazanin karvar


by Nazanin karvar on

 وقتی بردیم امیدوارم که این بار مردم هم از خانه‌هاشان بیان بیرون و انرژیشان را با شادی و سرور در خیابان‌ها نشان بدن. 




by yolanda on

Good luck! I will watch the Oscars for sure!

Maryam Hojjat

DK, Me too

by Maryam Hojjat on

Crossing my fingers.

Esfand Aashena

برای بردن Oscar نادر و سیمین و سلامتی فرهادی یک سلوات بلند!

Esfand Aashena

 الا ما صل الا محمد و ال محمد! حمد! مدّ! د! 

Everything is sacred

Darius Kadivar

Good Luck !

by Darius Kadivar on

Crossing fingers !