'Inxeba' snubbed, SA's 'Revolting Rhymes' makes Oscars cut


File: Xhosa initiation film about homosexuality has been shortlisted for best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Photo: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Two South African films were on the cusp of making a final cut to the Oscar nominations, in the end, only one made it with the other one snubbed and leaving fans frustrated. 

South African film Inxeba “The Wound” on Tuesday missed out on making a cut to the 90th Academy Awards list of nominees for the Oscars.

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Fans were left perplexed at the controversial film not making it to the category for the “Best Foreign Language Film.”

The film which tells a story about a young gay man Xolani going to remote Eastern Cape for initiation. Kwanda&39;s struggle to say “Ndiyindoda” (I’m a man) is accepted conviction, resulting in him being labelled soft and his secrete later on coming to light.

The film has already won 19 international awards had fans reeling for the Oscar award.

Upon news that the film did not make the final cut fans, took to twitter expessing their disapointment. 

However, a Cape Town based film Revolting Rhymes made a final cut to the category for the "Best Animated Short Film". 

The film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s book of surprising fairytales. It is produced by Magic Light Pictures and animated at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and Cape Town’s Triggerfish Animation.

The film is facing stiff competition against Dear Basketball, Negative Space, Lou and Garden Party.