The original crime thriller film, “On The Job: The Missing 8” will once again represent the Philippine Flag at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars).
It was announced by the Film Development Council of The Philippines (FDCP) and the Directors Guild of The Philippines Inc. “On The Job: The Missing 8” will be submitted under the Best International Feature Film.
Watch the announcement video below:
Following the sequel of the 2013 film, “On The Job: The Missing 8” follows the story of a journalist Sison Salas (John Arcilla), who seeks justice for his colleagues, and convicts Roman Rubio (Dennis Trillo), a hired gun who is regularly brought out of prison to perform assassinations.
Arcilla’s performance in the film has brought him one of the most prestigious awards for acting which is the Volpi Cup at the 78th Venice International Film Festival back in 2021.
Upon finding out the news, Arcilla took the time to express his gratitude on an Instagram post. After announcing the entry for the Oscars Award, the film was also nominated for categories at the EMMY awards 2022.
“They said when it rains it pours. TODAY, “OTJ The Missing 8” is officially announced as the Philippines’ official entry to the OSCARS 2022, after the announcement of the EMY Nomination yesterday. To God be the Glory! Congratulations,” Arcilla wrote on his Instagram.
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