'Great Beauty' shortlisted for Academy Award
Sorrentino's Fellini-inspired gem vying with eight other films20 December, 19:36
The finalists will be announced January 16.
Compared by some to the work of cinematic icon Federico Fellini, the movie is about a culture critic immersed in the squalid world of Roman high society.
Italy has not won an Academy Award since Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful 15 years ago.