The film had made its way to the selection for Oscars as the one Indian film to represent India in the international entertainment world after leaving behind 27 films including Raajneeti and Udaan in the race. However, it lost out at the final nine nominations for the award.
Aamir earlier had made it to the nominations of Oscars with his historic film Lagaan in the year 2001, however his film Taare Zameen Par in the year 2007 had also lost the race at the Oscars. Peepli Live directed by debutant Anushka Rizvi is a satire on the ways and tricks of media and on farmer suicide.
The Oscar body selected nine films for the final nominations after looking at the top 66 films that had been selected. The 9 nominations will further be cut down to final five nomination by the Academy voters. The 83rd Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011(Sunday), at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.