Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman”, Iran’s official submission to the Academy Awards, was announced as one of the five nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film at 2017 Academy Awards.
Other nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category are Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Tanna (Australia), and Toni Erdmann (Germany).
The winners will be announced at the Academy Awards closing ceremony, which will be held on February 26 in Dolby Theatre Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The Salesman was earlier nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, but lost the race to the French film Elle.
Farhadi won the award for the best screenplay for “The Salesman” at the 2016 Cannes film festival while Hosseini grabbed one of the world’s most important cinema awards by winning the best actor. The film also received a fantastic reception at the Cannes film festival.
Farhadi has made the films Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006), About Elly… (2009), A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013) before his latest film.
Farhadi’s most famous movie, “A Separation”, grabbed global attention as it became the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.