Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagitsev and produced by Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov and Gleb Fetisov became one of the nine nominees for the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have awarded the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, from 1929 to celebrate artistic and technical merit in the American film industry. The award in the Best Foreign Language Film category has been issued since 1947. This year’s award ceremony will traditionally be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on March 4th, 2018.
The other films, competing for the award this year together with Loveless are: A Fantastic Woman (Chile, Sebastián Lelio, director), In the Fade (Germany, Fatih Akin, director), On Body and Soul (Hungary, Ildikó Enyedi, director), Foxtrot (Israel, Samuel Maoz, director), The Insult (Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri, director), Félicité (Senegal, Alain Gomis, director), The Wound (South Africa, John Trengove, director), The Square (Sweden, Ruben Östlund, director).
Over the years several Soviet and Russian film have been chosen for this nomination. There have been three winners from this territory throughout the history of the award: War and Peace by Sergei Bondarchuk in 1969, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears by Vladimir Menshov in 1981 and Burnt by the Sun by Nikita Mikhalkov in 1995.