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Ali Fazal's 'Victoria & Abdul' gets two Oscar nominations

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Indian "Victoria & Abdul", featuring in the key role, is in contention to win an in two categories -- Best Costume Design and Make-up and Hairstyling.

The nominations for were announced here on Tuesday.

Other nominees in the Costume Design category are: "Beauty and the Beast", "Darkest Hour", "Phantom Thread" and "The Shape of Water".

In the Make-up and Hair category, the film is in contention with "Darkest Hour" and "Wonder".

Helmed by Stephen Frears, "Victoria & Abdul" is based on a novel by Shrabani Basu. It revolves around the relationship shared by Victoria and Abdul, who was a in her government. It also shows his journey on how he became one of the most powerful figures in the court.

The role of the is played by and Abdul is essayed by Ali.

The nominations presenters were and Tiffany Haddish, with Bollywood star as a special guest.

awards ceremony will be held here on March 4.



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First Published: Tue, January 23 2018. 19:48 IST