Oscar Shortlists Announced

Ten categories have been have whittled down to finalists for the 95th Oscars. Shortlists were announced in the categories of Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects.

All Quiet on the Western Front, Germany’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature, made five of the lists, as did Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Following closely with four mentions was Avatar: The Way of Water. There were no major surprises to be found among the lists, though it’s worth noting one hopeful in both the Documentary Feature and Visual Effects race, Good Night Oppy, missed out on both. India’s popular film RRR was not submitted as its International Feature selection, but the film did score a spot on the Song shortlist for its memorable “Naatu Naatu” tune, and the film India chose instead, Last Film Show, found a place among the fifteen International Feature finalists.

See below for the full list:

Documentary Feature Film

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Bad Axe

Children of the Mist


Fire of Love

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Hidden Letters

A House Made of Splinters

The Janes

Last Flight Home

Moonage Daydream



The Territory

Documentary Short Film

American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton


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


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

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

All Quiet on the Western Front



The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Crimes of the Future



The Whale

Music (Original Score)

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water


The Banshees of Inisherin

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Don’t Worry Darling

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


She Said

The Woman King

Women Talking

Music (Original Song)

“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

Animated Short Film

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


Save Ralph



Live Action Short Film

All in Favor

Almost Home

An Irish Goodbye


Le Pupille

The Lone Wolf


Night Ride

Plastic Killer

The Red Suitcase

The Right Words


The Treatment




All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water


The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Everything Everywhere All at Once

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Moonage Daydream

Top Gun: Maverick

Visual Effects

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


Thirteen Lives

Top Gun: Maverick

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