Greek directors Lanthimos and Matziaraki nominated for 2017 Oscars

The film “The Lobster” written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated for best original screenplay in the 2017 Oscars, while the documentary “4.1 Miles” by Greek director Daphne Matziaraki has been shortlisted for best short documentary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday.

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This is the second nomination for Lanthimos, who shares the nomination with fellow writer Efthimis Filippou, after his film “Dogtooth” made it to the final five for best foreign-language film six years ago.