Monday, January 30, 2023

The Shortlists For The 95th Academy Awards

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced 10 of their shortlists for the 95th 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.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-four films were eligible in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Bad Axe
“Children of the Mist”
Descendant
Fire of Love
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
“Hidden Letters”
“A House Made of Splinters”
The Janes
Last Flight Home
Moonage Daydream
Navalny
Retrograde
The Territory

Notable misses:Aftershock,” “Good Night Oppy,” “Sidney” & “Sr.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Ninety-eight films qualified in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton”
“Anastasia”
“Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison”
“As Far as They Can Run”
“The Elephant Whisperers”
“The Flagmakers”
“Happiness Is £4 Million”
“Haulout”
“Holding Moses”
“How Do You Measure a Year?”
“The Martha Mitchell Effect”
“Nuisance Bear”
“Shut Up and Paint”
“Stranger at the Gate”
“38 at the Garden”

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Fifteen films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Films from 92 countries and regions were eligible in the category.

Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt in to participate and must view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Argentina, “Argentina, 1985
Austria, “Corsage
Belgium, “Close
Cambodia, “Return to Seoul
Denmark, “Holy Spider
France, “Saint Omer
Germany, “All Quiet on the Western Front
India, “Last Film Show”
Ireland, “The Quiet Girl
Mexico, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Morocco, “The Blue Caftan
Pakistan, “Joyland
Poland, “EO
South Korea, “Decision to Leave
Sweden, “Cairo Conspiracy

Notable misses:Alcarras,” “Klondike,” “Mars One” & “Plan 75

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Ten films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 95th Academy Awards. All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Sunday, January 15th, 2023. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

All Quiet on the Western Front
Amsterdam
Babylon
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Blonde
Crimes of the Future
Elvis
Emancipation
The Whale

Notable misses:Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Northman,” “The Woman King” & “X

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 95th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-seven scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The scores, listed in alphabetical order by film title, are:

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Devotion
Don’t Worry Darling
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Nope
She Said
The Woman King
Women Talking

Notable misses:The Batman,” “Bones And All,” “Empire Of Light,” “Living,” “RRR” & “White Noise

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards. Eighty-one songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

“Time” from “Amsterdam
“Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from “Avatar: The Way of Water
“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once
“Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
“Til You’re Home” from “A Man Called Otto
“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR
“My Mind & Me” from “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
“Good Afternoon” from “Spirited
“Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”
“Stand Up” from “Till
“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick
“Dust & Ash” from “The Voice of Dust and Ash”
“Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing
“New Body Rhumba” from “White Noise

Notable misses: “Love Is Not Love” – Bros, “Marry Me” – Marry Me & “Nobody Like U” – Turning Red

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Eighty-one films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Black Slide”
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
“The Debutante”
“The Flying Sailor”
“The Garbage Man”
“Ice Merchants”
“It’s Nice in Here”
“More than I Want to Remember”
“My Year of Dicks”
“New Moon”
“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”
“Passenger”
“Save Ralph”
“Sierra”
“Steakhouse”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Two hundred films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation, Directors, Producers and Writers Branches vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“All in Favor”
“Almost Home”
“An Irish Goodbye”
“Ivalu”
“Le Pupille”
“The Lone Wolf”
“Nakam”
“Night Ride”
“Plastic Killer”
“The Red Suitcase”
“The Right Words”
“Sideral”
“The Treatment”
“Tula”
“Warsha”

SOUND
Ten films will advance in the Sound category for the 95th Academy Awards. All eligible members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. Academy members will be invited to view excerpts from each of the shortlisted films beginning Thursday, January 12th, 2023, in the San Francisco Bay area, followed by New York, London and Los Angeles. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
Babylon
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Moonage Daydream
Top Gun: Maverick

Notable misses:The Fabelmans,” Nope,” “RRR” & “Thirteen Lives

VISUAL EFFECTS
Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 95th Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 14th, 2023. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Jurassic World Dominion
Nope
Thirteen Lives
Top Gun: Maverick

Notable misses:Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Good Night Oppy” & “RRR

Oscar nomination voting begins at 12pm EST on January 12th, 2023 and voting will conclude at 8pm EST on January 17th, 2023. The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be announced on January 24th, 2023.

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

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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