The Oscars Shortlist is Here!

Nine categories have narrowed their picks down to 10-15 contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a shortlist for select categories for the 93rd Academy Awards. The shortlist includes contenders for nine categories that have been narrowed down to 10-15 picks for the big prize. The categories are Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, and Visual Effects.

Of the categories it could’ve made the shortlist in, Mank, Mulan, and, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, scored best, making the shortlist in three. Jingle Jangle, in particular, comes as a surprise, given that it hasn’t been nominated for any other major prizes, apart from the NAACP Image Awards. Whether it will make the actual cut remains to be seen.

Voting for the shortlist concluded on February 5, while nominations voting will run from March 5 to 9, 2021. The official 93rd Academy Award nominations will be announced on March 15, and the awards are slated to take place on April 25. 

Below are the shortlisted nominees:

Documentary Feature

All In: The Fight for Democracy
Boys State
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson Is Dead
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
The Painter and the Thief
76 Days
The Truffle Hunters
Welcome to Chechnya

Documentary Short Subject

Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Call Center Blues
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?

International Feature Film

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Chile, The Mole Agent
Czech Republic, Charlatan
Denmark, Another Round
France, Two of Us
Guatemala, La Llorona
Hong Kong, Better Days
Iran, Sun Children
Ivory Coast, Night of the Kings
Mexico, I’m No Longer Here
Norway, Hope
Romania, Collective
Russia, Dear Comrades!
Taiwan, A Sun
Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin

Makeup and Hairstyling

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
The Glorias
Hillbilly Elegy
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Little Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami…

Music (Original Score)

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
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Music (Original Song)

“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
“Io 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

Animated Short Film

Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
The Snail and the Whale
To Gerard

Live-Action Short Film

Da Yie
Feeling Through
The Human Voice
The Kicksled Choir
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
The Van
White Eye

Visual Effects

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan
Welcome to Chechnya

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