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Oscar Shortlists Announced in 10 Categories for 95th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dec. 21 announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, which will be held Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and televised on ABC.

The shortlists represent a step in the Oscar nomination process in which the contenders for a given category are narrowed to a smaller pool from which five nominees will be selected. One of those nominees will then be selected by the Academy to win the Oscar.

Nominations voting runs Jan. 12 to 17, with results announced Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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Documentary Feature Film

Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. There were 144 eligible films.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Bad Axe
  • Children of the Mist
  • Descendant
  • Fire of Love
  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
  • Hidden Letters
  • A House Made of Splinters
  • The Janes
  • Last Flight Home
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Navalny
  • Retrograde
  • The Territory

 

Documentary Short Film

Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. There were 98 qualifiers in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton
  • Anastasia
  • Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison
  • As Far as They Can Run
  • The Elephant Whisperers
  • The Flagmakers
  • Happiness Is £4 Million
  • Haulout
  • Holding Moses
  • How Do You Measure a Year?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Nuisance Bear
  • Shut Up and Paint
  • Stranger at the Gate
  • 38 at the Garden

 

International Feature Film

Qualfied members from the entire Academy select the shortlist and nominees. Films from 92 countries and regions were eligible.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

  • Argentina, Argentina, 1985
  • Austria, Corsage
  • Belgium, Close
  • Cambodia, Return to Seoul
  • Denmark, Holy Spider
  • France, Saint Omer
  • Germany, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • India, Last Film Show
  • Ireland, The Quiet Girl
  • Mexico, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
  • Morocco, The Blue Caftan
  • Pakistan, Joyland
  • Poland, EO
  • South Korea, Decision to Leave
  • Sweden, Cairo Conspiracy

 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Jan. 15, to vote for the final nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amsterdam
  • Babylon
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Blonde
  • Crimes of the Future
  • Elvis
  • Emancipation
  • The Whale

 

Music (Original Score)

Members of the music branch vote to determine the shortlist and nominees. There were 147 scores eligible in the category.

The scores, listed in alphabetical order by film title, are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Devotion
  • Don’t Worry Darling
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Nope
  • She Said
  • The Woman King
  • Women Talking

 

Music (Original Song)

Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. There were 81 eligible songs.

The songs, listed alphabetically by film title, are:

  • “Time” from Amsterdam
  • “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from Avatar: The Way of Water
  • “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • “Til You’re Home” from A Man Called Otto
  • “Naatu Naatu” from RRR
  • “My Mind & Me” from Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
  • “Good Afternoon” from Spirited
  • “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman
  • “Stand Up” from Till
  • “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
  • “Dust & Ash” from The Voice of Dust and Ash
  • “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing
  • “New Body Rhumba” from White Noise

 

Animated Short Film

Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. There were 81 qualifiers.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • Black Slide
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • The Debutante
  • The Flying Sailor
  • The Garbage Man
  • Ice Merchants
  • It’s Nice in Here
  • More than I Want to Remember
  • My Year of Dicks
  • New Moon
  • An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
  • Passenger
  • Save Ralph
  • Sierra
  • Steakhouse

 

Live-Action Short Film

Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation, Directors, Producers and Writers Branches vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. There were 200 qualified films in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • All in Favor
  • Almost Home
  • An Irish Goodbye
  • Ivalu
  • Le Pupille
  • The Lone Wolf
  • Nakam
  • Night Ride
  • Plastic Killer
  • The Red Suitcase
  • The Right Words
  • Sideral
  • The Treatment
  • Tula
  • Warsha

 

Sound

All eligible members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  Academy members will be invited to view excerpts from each of the shortlisted films beginning Jan. 12.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Top Gun: Maverick

 

Visual Effects

The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Jan. 14.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Nope
  • Thirteen Lives
  • Top Gun: Maverick

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