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OSCARS 2015 Germany

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Wim Wenders back on track for an Oscar

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- Germany is also represented by the favourite The Grand Budapest Hotel and documentary Citizenfour

Wim Wenders back on track for an Oscar
Wim Wenders and Sebastião Salgado, shooting The Salt of the Earth

German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for the Oscars. His latest film, The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
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, a French production about Brazilian photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado, which he directed together with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, is vying for the prize in the category of Best Documentary Feature. The film had its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at last year's Cannes Film Festival. This is the third Oscar nomination for Wenders.

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His film will be competing with the US-German co-production Citizenfour [+see also:
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 by Laura Poitras, the portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

In the meantime, Germany is also represented among the fiction films nominated: one of the two favourite movies (with a total of nine nominations) is The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Wes Anderson, which was the opening film at the 2014 Berlinale (read the review) and was co-produced by Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film.

It is also worth noting that composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated in the category of Best Original Score for Interstellar [+see also:
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.

The 87th Oscars awards ceremony will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 22 February 2015.

(Translated from French)

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