Ukrainian documentary “20 Days in Mariupol” was cut from international TV broadcast of Oscars due to “time limits”, Disney Entertainment says

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Disney Entertainment “explained” the exclusion of awarding the Ukrainian documentary “20 Days in Mariupol” from the international television version of Oscars referring to the time limits for the short version of the show. This is stated in Disney Entertainment’s response to the request of

The company said that certain categories and parts of the show could not be included in the 90-minute version for international audiences due to time constraints. According to representatives of Disney Entertainment, the selection of nominations for the shortened version was determined in advance.

Earlier, reported that in the shortened international television version of the “Oscar” awards, the organizers cut out the “Best Documentary Feature Film” nomination, in which the Ukrainian film “20 Days in Mariupol” won.

The team expressed their indignation at the organizers of this year’s award The Walt Disney Company, the executive producer of the Suspilne Kultura TV channel Lukyan Galkin said: “The powerful speech of Mstyslav Chernov emphasized the unity between Ukraine and the world – it is all the more unfortunate to see the exclusion of this episode full of truth and power from the version, distributed to global licensees of the “Oscar” award. We will remind that last year for the same nomination, in which the documentary film about Navalny won, there was a place in the abbreviated version, as well as for the political speech of his wife Yulia Navalnaya, who accepted this seemingly apolitical award. We hope that the organizers of the award will listen to our protest.”

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