It appears that Aamir is going slow with the TZP Oscar publicity- either that, or he is not saying and continuing to dazzle visiting princesses :) In the meantime, TZP is still making the festival rounds, in India and abroad.
Meanwhile, as we know, nominations for the 81st Oscars will be announced on 22 January, 2009. Predictions are flying rampant and the key dates schedule per the Alternative Film Guide is as below:
- Monday, December 1, 2008: Official Screen Credits forms due
- Friday, December 26, 2008: Nominations ballots mailed
- Monday, January 12, 2009: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. US Pacific Time
- Thursday, January 22, 2009: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. US Pacific Time , Samuel Goldwyn Theater
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009: Final ballots mailed
- Monday, February 2, 2009: Nominees Luncheon
- Saturday, February 7, 2009: Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009: Final polls close 5 p.m. US Pacific Time
- Sunday, February 22, 2009: 81st Annual Academy Awards presentation
Also see the final list of foreign films submitted here.
Update 10/29/08: Aamir arrives in the USA tonight to begin the TZP lobbying!