Oscars shortlist announced for several categories

With the Oscar season almost upon us, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unwrapped its shortlists for the 2021 Oscars in nine categories, including documentaries, international features, original song, original score, visual effects, and makeup and hairstyling.

Due to the pandemic, this will be the first year since 2009 that the VFX list doesn’t have at least one Marvel movie in it. Each of these shortlists will produce the category nominees, which will be announced on March 15.

A format has yet to be announced for the 93rd Academy Awards which will be presented on April 25, rather than its usual schedule in February, due to the pandemic.

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 238 films that were eligible in the category.

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy

  • Boys State

  • Collective

  • Crip Camp

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

  • Gunda

  • MLK/FBI

  • The Mole Agent

  • My Octopus Teacher

  • Notturno

  • The Painter and the Thief

  • 76 Days

  • Time

  • The Truffle Hunters

  • Welcome to Chechnya

Ten films will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 114 films that were eligible in the category.

  • Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

  • Call Center Blues

  • Colette

  • A Concerto Is a Conversation

  • Do Not Split

  • Hunger Ward

  • Hysterical Girl

  • A Love Song for Latasha

  • The Speed Cubers

  • What Would Sophia Loren Do?

Fifteen films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Films from 93 countries were eligible in the category.

  • Quo Vadis, Aida? from Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • The Mole Agent from Chile

  • Charlatan from Czech Republic

  • Another Round from Denmark

  • Two of Us from Denmark

  • La Llorona from Guatemala

  • Better Days from Hong Kong

  • Sun Children from Iran

  • Night of the Kings from Ivory Coast

  • I’m No Longer Here from Mexico

  • Hope from Norway

  • Collective from Romania

  • Dear Comrades! from Russia

  • A Sun from Taiwan

  • The Man Who Sold His Skin from Tunisia

Ten films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 93rd Academy Awards and All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited virtually to view 7 minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on March 6, 2021. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

  • Emma

  • The Glorias

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

  • The Little Things

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Mank

  • One Night in Miami

  • Pinocchio

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 136 films that were eligible in the category.

  • Ammonite

  • Blizzard of Souls

  • Da 5 Bloods

  • The Invisible Man

  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

  • The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)

  • The Little Things

  • Mank

  • The Midnight Sky

  • Minari

  • Mulan

  • News of the World

  • Soul

  • Tenet

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 105 films that were eligible in the category. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order along with the film title.

  • “Turntables” from All In: The Fight for Democracy

  • “See What You’ve Done” from Belly of the Beast

  • “Wuhan Flu” from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious

  • Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of

  • Kazakhstan

  • “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

  • “Never Break” from Giving Voice

  • “Make It Work” from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

  • “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah

  • “lo Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)

  • “Rain Song” from Minari

  • “Show Me Your Soul” from Mr. Soul!

  • “Loyal Brave True” from Mulan

  • “Free” from The One and Only Ivan

  • “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami

  • “Green” from Sound of Metal

  • “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 96 films that were eligible in the category.

  • Burrow

  • Genius Loci

  • If Anything Happens I Love You

  • Kapaemahu

  • Opera

  • Out

  • The Snail and the Whale

  • To Gerard

  • Traces

  • Yes-People

Ten films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards out of the 174 films that were eligible in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  • Bittu

  • Da Yie

  • Feeling Through

  • The Human Voice

  • The Kicksled Choir

  • The Letter Room

  • The Present

  • Two Distant Strangers

  • The Van

  • White Eye

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 93rd Academy Awards. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited virtually to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on March 6, 2021. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

  • Bloodshot

  • Love and Monsters

  • Mank

  • The Midnight Sky

  • Mulan

  • The One and Only Ivan

  • Soul

  • Tenet

  • Welcome to Chechnya



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