Oscar nomination for Emile Sherman

January 27, 2017 by Roz Tarszisz
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With “Lion” in contention for an Oscar for Best Picture, Sydney producer Emile Sherman has added another bio-pic to his roll call of fine movies.

Steven Spielberg, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Garth Unwin pic: AAP

The Academy Award winning producer of The King’s Speech told J-Wire ” I am very happy”.

Shot in India and Tasmania, “Lion” is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) who became accidentally separated from his family as a young boy. Eventually he was adopted by a Hobart couple – played by Nicole Kidman and David Wenham. The story is about his search as an adult to find his Indian family.

Emile Sherman told J-Wire: “There is always an Australian element in our films – a director, actors, storytellers. The biggest hurdle is finding Australian stories that will translate internationally.”

“Lion” is nominated for best picture, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best musical score.



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