Movie shot in Vietnam receives Oscars nomination hinh anh 1A scene in the film (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island”, which was shot in Vietnam, has received an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects.

Oscar nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced on January 24 by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

The awards ceremony is slated for March 4 in the US, which will be broadcast live in more than 200 countries and territories.

“Kong: Skull Island”, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, tells the story of a group of explorers who go in search of the birthplace of the lord of giant apes.

The film was shot at different locations throughout Vietnam, such as Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, Van Long Natural Reserve and Trang An Complex in Ninh Binh and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh.

The movie has been seen as a great opportunity for Vietnam to introduce its natural landscapes to the world and promote tourism.

On March 10, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism appointed Vogt-Roberts as Vietnam’s tourism ambassador for 2017-2020.-VNA