The nominees will be revealed Jan. 22.
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.
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
A Night at the Garden
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Women of the Gulag
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.
"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
Age of Sail
Lost & Found
One Small Step
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