‘Persepolis’ Snubbed, No Academy Award Nomination
The finalists for "Best Foreign-Language Film" were announced by the Academy yesterday, with nine films making the cut for a potential Oscar. Conspicuously absent from the list, however, is the film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis. The animated film was the official submission of France to the category, and has been widely hailed by critics.
From the Los Angeles Times:
"Missing, too, is critically hailed "Persepolis," which won a jury prize at Cannes and was voted best animated film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle."