Russian Film 'Leviathan' Nominated for 2015 Oscar Award

© Photo : Non-stop ProductionRussia's Golden Globe winner 'Leviathan' directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev was nominated Thursday for the best foreign language film Oscar.
Russia's Golden Globe winner 'Leviathan' directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev was nominated Thursday for the best foreign language film Oscar. - Sputnik International
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Russian drama Golden Globe winner 'Leviathan' directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev was nominated for Oscar.

MOSCOW, January 15 (Sputnik) — Russia's Golden Globe winner, "Leviathan," directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev was nominated Thursday for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

Nominations for Hollywood's top honors in film was announced during a live-broadcast ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The Russian film will compete against Poland's "Ida," Estonia's "Tangerines," Mauritania's "Timbuktu" and Argentina's "Wild Tales."

Alexander Rodnyansky and Andrey Zvyagintsev pose with the award for Best Foreign Language Film for Leviathan, in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards - Sputnik International
Russian Drama Leviathan Fetches Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
"Leviathan" has already won the best screenplay award at Cannes and Russia's first Golden Globe since 1969.

Earlier in January, the film was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in the category of Best Film Not in the English Language in 2015.

"Leviathan" tells a story of a man, Nikolai, who opposes the corrupt mayor of a coastal town in Russia when he learns that his house will be pulled down. Nikolai turns to his old friend for help but this only brings more trouble for Nikolai and his family.

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