Blockbuster movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way Of Water and pop stars like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Rihanna have come one step closer to receiving Oscar nominations. .
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced the shortlist in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, including documentaries, international films, makeup and hairdressing, scores, Original songs, sounds, visual effects and shorts.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Bardo, Chronicles of Falsehood was among 15 films shortlisted in the international film category, one of the most competitive.
This category also includes decorated films such as Holy Spider (Denmark), All Quiet On The Western Front (Germany), Saint Omer (France), Corsage (Austria), EO (Poland), Return To Seoul (Cambodia), The Decision to Leave” (Korea), Close (Belgium) and Argentina, 1985 (Argentina).
The inclusion of Joyland marks the first time Pakistan has been shortlisted. Most of the directors were shortlisted for the first time, with the exception of Inarritu.
India’s official submission is not SS Rajamouli’s hit action epic RRR, but Pan Nalin’s Last Screening which has been cut, becoming the country’s first film to do so in more than 20 years.
RRR could receive nominations in other categories, including shortlisted original song Naatu Naatu.
Jafar Panahi was also not nominated to represent Iran, which was not selected from among 15 and Russia did not submit a film this year.
Documentaries moving to the next stage of voting include Laura Poitras’ Venice award-winning All The Beauty And The Bloodshed, about photographer Nan Goldin’s work and activism, and Brett Morgen’s David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream , Navalny by Daniel Roher, about Russian opposition leader, The Janes about activists before Roe v Wade, All that Breathes, Descendant, Fire Of Love and Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song.
It’s a pretty diverse group of stories and filmmakers. Eight are directed by women and four are directed by people of color.
Big-budget sequels like Avatar, Top Gun and Black Panther performed well in the sound and effects categories, as did original songs including Gaga’s Hold My Hand, The Weeknd’s Nothing Is Lost in the series. Rihanna’s Avatar and Lift Me Up in Black Panther.
Also on the original song shortlist are Swift’s Carolina from Where The Crawdads Sing, Drake’s Time from Amsterdam, LCD Soundsystem’s New Body Rhumba from White Noise, Selena Gomez’s My Mind And Me from the documentary and name and Til You’re Home by Rita Wilson. from A Man named Otto.
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Diane Warren also got another Oscar shot with Clap from Tell It Like a Woman. Doja Cat songs from Elvis are not eligible.
For the most part, shortlists are determined by members in their respective categories, although the specifics vary from branch to branch. Some have committees while some have minimum viewing requirements.
Nominations for all categories will be announced on January 24. The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12 and televised live on ABC.
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