Christoph Waltz as Jesus Christ is in contention for the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as the Christian superhero in the Oscar-winning film, which won Best Picture last year.
The Oscar nominations committee, which includes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will release the list of nominations in a week.
Waltz is currently being considered for the role.
But he will not be a finalist.
It will be up to Oscar voters to decide who should win Best Actor.
The director, Christian Bale, has been nominated for Best Director for his work on the film.
A source familiar with the decision said Bale would be a candidate for Best Supporting Actor.
If he is not nominated, Bale could be asked to join the list for a fourth time.
“It will be interesting to see what Oscar voters think of Christian Bale’s performance,” the source said.
“He is an extraordinary actor and the role was one that was never in doubt.
But the Academy didn’t feel like they had enough time to make a final decision on his nomination.”
Oscar voters will be given the opportunity to choose their own choices for Best Picture in the awards ceremony next month, when they’ll be asked whether the Academy should award Best Picture to a film or a director.
The Academy has a record of not nominating a director for Best Foreign Language Film.
A number of awards in the past have been handed out to directors for the work of their films, but there has never been a Best Director Oscar.
The Oscars were first awarded to the best foreign language film in 1939.
The movie is now considered the best documentary in the history of the Academy.
The first two Best Director Oscars were awarded in 1951 to Richard Lester and John Huston for their work on “Memento,” and 1955 to James Cameron for “Titanic.”
A spokesman for the Academy said that in an attempt to increase the diversity of the film industry, the Academy is working on diversity quotas for film and television.
“The Academy is committed to diversity, and we will continue to ensure that films reflect diverse perspectives on our diverse world,” the spokesman said.
A representative for The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.