Zátopek selected to represent Czech film at this year’s Oscar nominations

Zátopek, a biopic about one of Czechoslovakia’s greatest athletes, has been selected to represent the Czech Republic by the country’s Film and Television Academy at the upcoming Oscar nominations. The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its candidate selection on December 21, with nominations announced in early February. The Oscars themselves are scheduled to be held on March 27.

The Czech Film and Television Academy selected Zátopek out of 13 of the country’s films, documentary’s and animated movies. The drama focuses on the personality of the four-time Olympic winner, who still inspires athletes all over the world.