Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Shortlists For The 94th Academy Awards

By Matt Neglia 

​Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced 9 of their shortlists for the 94th Academy Awards including Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound, Visual Effects, International Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short, Live-Action Short and Documentary Short.

Best International Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Original Score and Song have been narrowed down to 15 films. Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound, and Visual Effects have been narrowed down to 10 films.

Click below to see which films made the cut in these categories for the 2022 Oscars.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Being the Ricardos
Candyman
Don’t Look Up
Dune
Encanto
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
The Harder They Fall
King Richard
The Last Duel
No Time to Die
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog
Spencer
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Notable misses: “Luca,” “Cyrano,” “Nightmare Alley” & “C’mon C’mon

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“So May We Start?” from “Annette
“Down To Joy” from “Belfast
“Right Where I Belong” from “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road:”
“Automatic Woman” from “Bruised
“Dream Girl” from “Cinderella
“Beyond The Shore” from “CODA
“The Anonymous Ones” from “Dear Evan Hansen
“Just Look Up” from “Don’t Look Up
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto
“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days
“Guns Go Bang” from “The Harder They Fall
“Be Alive” from “King Richard
“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from “Respect
“Your Song Saved My Life” from “Sing 2“​

Notable misses: “The Rescue” & “Cyrano

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Coming 2 America
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci
Nightmare Alley
No Time to Die
The Suicide Squad
West Side Story“​

Notable misses: “Spencer,” “The Green Knight,” “The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain” & “The Last Duel

BEST SOUND
Belfast
Dune
Last Night in Soho
“The Matrix Resurrections”
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
​”A Quiet Place Part II
Spider-Man: No Way Home
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West Side Story

Notable misses:The Last Duel,” “The Harder They Fall,” “King Richard” & “Nightmare Alley

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Black Widow
Dune
Eternals
Free Guy
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Godzilla vs. Kong
“The Matrix Resurrections”
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home“​

Notable misses: “Finch,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Jungle Cruise” & “Nightmare Alley

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Ascension
Attica
“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
“Faya Dayi”
The First Wave
Flee
“In The Same Breath”
Julia
President
Procession
The Rescue
Simple As Water
Summer Of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The Velvet Underground
“Writing With Fire”

Notable misses: “Becoming Cousteau,” “The Lost Leonardo,” “Ailey” & “Val

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Austria, “Great Freedom
Belgium, “Playground”
Bhutan, “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”
Denmark, “Flee
Finland, “Compartment No. 6
Germany, “I’m Your Man
Iceland, “Lamb
Iran, “A Hero
Italy, “The Hand of God
Japan, “Drive My Car
Kosovo, “Hive
Mexico, “Prayers for the Stolen”
Norway, “The Worst Person in the World
Panama, “Plaza Catedral”
Spain, “The Good Boss”​

Notable misses: “Titane,” “Memoria” & “Leave No Traces”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
“Affairs of the Art”
“Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice”
“Bad Seeds”
“Bestia”
“Boxballet”
“Flowing Home”
“The Musician”
“Namoo”
“Only a Child”
“Robin Robin”
“Souvenir Souvenir”
“Step into the River”
“Us Again”
“The Windshield Wiper”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Águilas”
“Audible”
“A Broken House”
“Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis”
“Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker”
“Day of Rage”
“The Facility”
“Lead Me Home”
“Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day””
“The Queen of Basketball”
“Sophie & the Baron”
“Takeover”
“Terror Contagion”
“Three Songs for Benazir”
“When We Were Bullies”​

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”
“Censor of Dreams”
“The Criminals”
“Distances”
“The Dress”
“Frimas”
“Les Grandes Claques”
“The Long Goodbye”
“On My Mind”
“Please Hold”
“Stenofonen”
“Tala’vision”
“Under the Heavens”
“When the Sun Sets”
“You’re Dead Helen”​

​Movies that received a boost today: No Time to Die,” The Power of the Dog,” Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Dune,” West Side Story“​ & “Belfast
Movies that received a hit today:
Being the Ricardos,” Cyrano,” “The Green Knight,” “Nightmare Alley,” “”The Last Duel” & “Titane
Movies that had a wash today: “”
The Harder They Fall,” King Richard” & “Don’t Look Up

Oscar nomination voting begins at 12pm EST on January 27th and voting will conclude at 8pm EST on February 1st, 2022. The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on February 8th, 2022

What do you think? We will be updating our Oscar Predictions to reflect these shortlists tomorrow. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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

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

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