Academy Unveils 2019 Oscar Shortlists

2:48 PM 12/17/2018

by THR staff

The nominees will be revealed Jan. 22.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled the shortlists for nine Oscar categories, which effectively pares down the list of awards hopefuls from which Academy members will chose nominees in each of the categories. It is the first time that the Academy has released all of its shortlists on the same day. And it gave some films a boost, while others — particularly in the documentary feature and foreign-language film categories — were left by the wayside.

As expected, Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, Mexico's submission for best foreign-language film, secured a spot in that category, where it will compete against such other films as Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, the Polish entry.

Mary Poppins Returns showed it could be an Oscar force, appearing on the score and visual effects shortlists as well as taking two slots on the best original song shortlist, where "The Place Where Lost Things Go" and "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" both made the cut.

The Oscar nominees will be unveiled Jan. 22, while the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony is set for Sunday, Feb. 24, and will air live on ABC.

A full list of the shortlists follows.

  • Best Documentary Feature

    Charm City
    Crime + Punishment
    Dark Money
    The Distant Barking of Dogs
    Free Solo
    Hale County This Morning, This Evening
    Minding the Gap
    Of Fathers and Sons
    On Her Shoulders
    The Silence of Others
    Three Identical Strangers
    Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

  • Best Documentary Short

    Black Sheep
    End Game
    Los Comandos
    My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
    A Night at the Garden
    Period. End of Sentence.
    ’63 Boycott
    Women of the Gulag

  • Best Foreign-Language Film

    Los Angeles-based Academy members from all branches screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and Dec. 10. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist. Academy members eligible to participate in the nominations round of voting will view the shortlisted films. Members must see all nine films before casting their ballots.

    Colombia, Birds of Passage
    Denmark, The Guilty
    Germany, Never Look Away
    Japan, Shoplifters
    Kazakhstan, Ayka
    Lebanon, Capernaum
    Mexico, Roma
    Poland, Cold War
    South Korea, Burning

  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    Dolemite Is My Name
    Downton Abbey
    Little Women
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Best Original Score

    Avengers: Infinity War
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    Black Panther
    Crazy Rich Asians
    The Death of Stalin
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    First Man
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Isle of Dogs
    Mary Poppins Returns
    A Quiet Place
    Ready Player One

  • Best Original Song

    "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    "Treasure" from Beautiful Boy
    "All the Stars" from Black Panther
    "Revelation" from Boy Erased
    "Girl in the Movies" from Dumplin'
    "We Won't Move" from The Hate U Give
    "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns
    "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" from Mary Poppins Returns
    "Keep Reachin'" from Quincy
    "I'll Fight" from RBG
    "A Place Called Slaughter Race" from Ralph Breaks the Internet
    "OYAHYTT" from Sorry to Bother You
    "Shallow" from A Star Is Born
    "Suspirium" from Suspiria
    "The Big Unknown" from Widows

  • Best Animated Short

    Dcera (Daughter)
    Hair Love
    He Can't Live without Cosmos
    Hors Piste
    Mind My Mind
    The Physics of Sorrow
    Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days

  • Best Live Action Short

    May Day

  • Best Visual Effects

    Ant-Man and the Wasp
    Avengers: Infinity War
    Black Panther
    Christopher Robin
    First Man
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Ready Player One
    Solo: A Star Wars Story
    Welcome to Marwen