Academy Unveils 2020 Oscar Shortlists

2:50 PM 12/16/2019

by THR staff

The nominees will be revealed Jan. 13.

Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Getty-H 2019
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled the shortlists for nine Oscar categories, including documentary and international feature and makeup and hairstyling.

Other categories with shortlists released include original score and song, visual effects and doc, live-action and animated short.

Academy members will choose the 2020 Oscar nominees in those categories from these reduced lists of awards hopefuls.

Notable documentaries to make the shortlist include American Factory, Apollo 11, The Biggest Little Farm, For Sama, Honeyland (which also landed on the international feature film shortlist), Knock Down the House, Maiden and One Child Nation.

Notable international films to make the shortlist for the category formerly known as best foreign language film include The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), Les Misérables (France), Atlantics (Senegal), Parasite (South Korea) and Pain and Glory (Spain).

Notable original songs shortlisted include Aladdin's "Speechless," The Black Godfather's "Letter to My Godfather," Frozen 2's "Into the Unknown," Harriet's "Stand Up," The Lion King's "Spirit," Motherless Brooklyn's "Daily Battles," Rocketman's "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" and Toy Story 4's "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away."

This is the second year in a row that the Academy has released all of its shortlists on the same day.

The Oscar nominees will be unveiled Jan. 13, while the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony is set for Sunday, Feb. 9, and will air live on ABC.

A full list of the shortlists follows.

  • International Feature Film

    Czech Republic, The Painted Bird
    Estonia, Truth and Justice
    France, Les Misérables
    Hungary, Those Who Remained
    North Macedonia, Honeyland
    Poland, Corpus Christi
    Russia, Beanpole
    Senegal, Atlantics
    South Korea, Parasite
    Spain, Pain and Glory

  • Documentary Feature

    American Factory
    The Apollo
    Apollo 11
    The Biggest Little Farm
    The Cave
    The Edge of Democracy
    For Sama
    The Great Hack
    Knock Down the House
    Midnight Family
    One Child Nation

  • Music (Original Score)

    Avengers: Endgame
    The Farewell
    Ford v Ferrari
    Frozen II
    Jojo Rabbit
    The King
    Little Women
    Marriage Story
    Motherless Brooklyn
    Pain and Glory
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • Music (Original Song)

    "Speechless" from Aladdin
    "Letter to My Godfather” from The Black Godfather
    "I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough
    "Da Bronx" from The Bronx USA
    "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2
    "Stand Up" from Harriet 
    "Catchy Song" from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
    "Never Too Late" from The Lion King
    "Spirit" from The Lion King
    "Daily Battles" from Motherless Brooklyn
    "A Glass of Soju" from Parasite
    "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman
    "High Above the Water" from Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
    "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4
    "Glasgow" from Wild Rose

  • Live-Action Short Film

    The Christmas Gift
    Little Hands
    Miller & Son
    Nefta Football Club
    The Neighbors’ Window
    A Sister
    Sometimes, I Think About Dying

  • Documentary Short Subject

    After Maria
    Fire in Paradise
    Ghosts of Sugar Land
    In the Absence
    Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
    Life Overtakes Me
    The Nightcrawlers
    St. Louis Superman
    Stay Close
    Walk Run Cha-Cha

  • Animated Short Film

    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

  • Makeup and Hairstyling

    Dolemite Is My Name
    Downton Abbey
    Little Women
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Visual Effects

    Alita: Battle Angel
    Avengers: Endgame
    Captain Marvel
    Gemini Man
    The Irishman
    The Lion King
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    Terminator: Dark Fate