Priyanka Chora’s The Matrix Resurrections is competing for the best picture race at Oscars 2022. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday a list of 276 films. The list consists of major favorites that were speculated to be in the Oscars race such as Being the Ricardos and more. Also, The Matrix Resurrections film has been named in it.
Apart from Matrix Resurrections, there are other films included in the list. They are Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Also, The Harder They Fall, House of Gucci, In the Heights, King Richard, The Power of the Dog, Passing, Spencer, West Side Story have been named in it. As for the international film, India’s Jai Bhim starring Suriya has also been named eligible. Jai Suriya has been included alongside other foreign language works such as Titane, Drive My Car, and The Hand of God.
Nonetheless, The Matrix Resurrections is Priyanka Chopra’s second film after making it to the Oscars list. Earlier, her film The White Tiger was included in the list. The Matrix’s fourth installment brought together once more the iconic lead pairing of the franchise, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film also has Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Neil Patrick Harris among others.
Priyanka Chopra plays the role of Sati in The Matrix Resurrections
Priyanka Chopra was offered the role of Sati in the film The Matrix Resurrections while she was shooting in India. The actress was very excited to be a part of the film. However, Priyanka revealed that she was nervous as well. The actress clearly remembers having sweaty palms while doing one particular scene with Keanu and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film was released in theatres in December 2021 and also premiered on streaming on HBO Max.
While the list of films eligible for the Best Picture race is out, nomination voting is yet to begin. It will start on January 27 and conclude on February 1. Nominations will be announced on February 8. The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on March 27. For the first time since the 2018 ceremony, the 2022 ceremony is set to have a host.