Debut film ‘Home Care’ is Czech hope for 2016 Academy Awards
The Czech Film and Television Academy has chosen Home Care, a new feature film debut by director Slávek Horák, as its choice for the 2016 Academy Awards. The film snagged two awards at the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the summer and also received a positive review from Variety magazine. The producers are keeping their fingers crossed it will be well-received across the pond and could get an Oscar nomination to boot.
“I feel euphoria right now. After Karlovy Vary, I knew the film had been well-received and there was a lot of American press there. So I felt if we got the honour of being chosen, the film might have a chance. So it’s euphoria, right now.”
Horák elaborated that the film could also go over well with US academy members because the theme is a universal one which every one of us has to face.
The awards given annually by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are considered among the world’s most prestigious. The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced in mid-January and the ceremony itself will take place on February 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.