Tom of Finland Gets Oscar Nod

Tom of Finland biopic is selected as Finland's official entry for the 2018 Academy Awards.

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The Tom of Finland film has been selected as Finland’s official Oscar entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, according to the Finnish Chamber of Films.

The biographical retelling of artist Touko Laaksonen’s life was written by Aleksi Bary and drected by Dome Karukoski. It stars Pekka Strang in the title role.

Touko Laaksonen became famous for his homoerotic art as Tom of Finland, and the film charts his personal history, and his journey from wartime Finland to becoming a world-renowned artist in the USA.

Tom of Finland premiered in Helsinki in February, and has since been seen at film festivals around the world.

The final Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23rd 2018, with the awards announced on March 4th in Los Angeles.