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The Academy Announces Shortlists For The 91st Academy Awards

By Matt Neglia 

​Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 9 of their shortlists for the 2019 Oscars including Best Makeup & HairstylingBest Visual EffectsBest Foreign Language FilmBest Documentary and for the first time ever Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Animated, Live-Action and Documentary Shorts were announced as well.

​7 films have been narrowed down for Best Makeup & Hairstyling, 10 for Visual Effects and the Shorts, 15 for Song, Score, Documentary Feature and 9 for Foreign Language Film.

Click below to see which films made the cut.

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Black panther

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Mary Queen Of Scots
Stan & Ollie

​NOTABLE OMISSIONS: Aquaman, Deadpool 2The Favourite

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Ant-Man & 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

​NOTABLE OMISSIONS: AquamanBumblebee, Mission: Impossible – FalloutPaddington 2 & A Quiet Place

Best Original Score

If Beale Street Could Talk

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

​NOTABLE OMISSIONS: Incredibles 2Mary Queen Of ScotsSuspiria & Widows

Best Original Song

A Star Is Born

“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

​NOTABLE OMISSIONS: Black Panther – Pray For Me, ​Deadpool 2 – Ashes, Hearts Beat Loud – Hearts Beat Loud, On The Basis Of Sex – Here Comes The Change, A Private War – Requiem For A Private War & Vox Lux – Wrapped Up

Best Documentary Feature

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Charm City
Crime + Punshiment
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?

​NOTABLE OMISSIONS: Half The PictureMcQueen & Science Fair

Best Foreign Language Film


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


The Shorts

Best Animated Short
“Age of Sail”
“Animal Behaviour”
“Bird Karma”
“Late Afternoon”
“Lost & Found”
“One Small Step”
“Pépé le Morse”

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 Live-Action Short
“May Day”

What do you think? We will be updating our Oscar Predictions to reflect these shortlists soon. The Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 22nd 2019 with the 91st ceremony to present the winners on February 24th 2019. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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