Czech movie Zátopek is in the running for an Academy Award nomination

Published October 12, 2021

The Czech sports biopic Zátopek directed by David Ondříček will compete for the nomination for an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, formerly known as Best Foreign Film.

Zátopek, the story of the Olympic champion Emil Zátopek, premiered at this year’s 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for March 27, 2022. Each country can submit one film for consideration for Best International Feature Film, and from those, a shortlist of at least 10 films will be announced on Dec. 21, 2021. From that list, five nominations will be announced on Feb. 8, 2022.