Sorrentino says 'will do all' for Grande Bellezza Oscar bid
'Screenings, dinners, promotions' says director25 September, 14:30
"I know it's a long and difficult road but we'll do all we can, with screenings, dinners and promotions," he said. The movie about a culture critic immersed in the squalid world of Roman high society prevailed over six other films to be Italy's candidate.
Sorrentino will know whether his picture has made the final Oscar ballot on January 16, when five nominees from around the world will be announced.
The 86th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014.