Oscar Announces Shortlists for 10 Different Categories

Voting on nominations takes place from January 11–16.

For the 96th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the shortlists in ten categories on Thursday.

The following categories’ shortlists were revealed: foreign feature film, makeup and hairstyling, documentary feature film, and documentary short film. Sound and visual effects; original music (score); original song; animated short film; live-action short film.

Voting for nominations is open from January 11 to January 16, with the formal announcement of nominees scheduled for January 23.

ABC will broadcast live coverage of the Oscars event, which takes place on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting again.

See the complete shortlists and the Academy’s remarks for each category below.

SPORTY DOCUMENTARY FILM

In the 96th Academy Awards, fifteen films will move on to the Documentary Feature Film category. In this category, 137 films met the eligibility requirements. To choose the nominees and the shortlist, members of the Documentary Branch cast votes.

The movies, arranged by title and alphabetically, are:

“Symphonie Americana”
“It’s you, Apolonia.”
“Outside of Utopia”
“The President of the People, Bob Wine”
“Desperate Souls, the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, and Dark City”
“Eternal Recollection”
“Quadruple Daughters”
“The Nikki Giovanni Project: Journey to Mars”
“Viewed from the rear”
“Retarded from the Outset”
“Still: A Film by Michael J. Fox”
“A Quiet Little Voice”
“Three Hundred Sounds”
“To Take Down a Tiger”
“A Week in Mariupol”

SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

In the 96th Academy Awards’ Documentary Short Film category, fifteen films will move forward. In the category, 114 films met the qualifying requirements. To choose the nominees and the shortlist, members of the Documentary Branch cast votes.

All branches of the Academy were invited to vote in the preliminary round, and in order to cast a ballot in the category, a viewer had to fulfill a minimum viewing criterion.

All branches of the Academy are asked to participate in the nominations stage, and in order to cast a ballot, candidates must see each of the 15 selected films.

The movies, arranged by nation and alphabetically, are:

“Amerikatsi” is Armenian.
“The Monk and the Gun,” Bhutan
Denmark, Finland, “The Promised Land,” France, “Fallen Leaves,” Germany’s “The Taste of Things,” “The Lounge for Teachers”
Iceland “Heavenly” Italy, “Io Capitano” from Japan “Ideal Days”
“Totem” in Mexico
“The Mother of All Lies,” Morocco
Spain “Association of the White”
Algeria, “Quadruple Daughters”
Ukraine “A Week in Mariupol”
United Kingdom: “The Interest Zone”

MUSIC AND HAIR DESIGN

In the Makeup and Hairstyling category of the 96th Academy Awards, ten films will progress. On Sunday, January 14, 2024, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch are invited to watch clips from each of the shortlisted films and hear interviews with the artists. Five films will be nominated by branch members through a vote for final Oscar® consideration.

The movies, arranged by title and alphabetically, are:

“Beau Is Fearful”
“Ferrari”
“Golda”
“Those who murder the Flower Moon”
“The Final Journey of Demeter”
“Master”
“Napoleon”
“Oppenheimer”
“Wrong Things”
“Association of the White”

Original Score for Music

In the Original Score category of the 96th Academy Awards, fifteen scores will progress. In this area, one hundred forty-eight scores were acceptable. To choose the nominees and shortlist, members of the Music Branch cast votes.

The scores are as follows, arranged alphabetically by movie title:

“Fiction in America”
“Symphonie Americana”
“Barbie”
“The Heron and the Boy”
“Purple in Color”
“Basic”
The Remainders
“Dial of Destiny and Indiana Jones”
“Those who murder the Flower Moon”
“Oppenheimer”
“Wrong Things”
“Saltburn”
“Association of the White”
“Across the Spider-Verse with Spider-Man”
“The Interest Zone”

SONG (ORIGINAL) MUSIC

In the 96th Academy Awards Original Song category, fifteen songs will progress. In this category, ninety-four songs could be included. To choose the nominees and shortlist, members of the Music Branch cast votes.

The original songs are given below in alphabetical order by film title, along with the name of the movie in which each song appears:

From “American Symphony,” “It Never Went Away”
“Dear Asteroid City”‘s “Alien (Who Art In Heaven)”
“Dance The Night” featuring “Barbie”
“Barbie’s” “I’m Just Ken”
“Barbie’s “What Was I Made For?”
From “The Color Purple,” “Keep It Movin'”
The Color Purple’s “Superpower (I)”
“The Fire Within” found in “Flamin’ Hot”
“High Life” from “Son of Flora”
“In the Midst” from “Flora and Son,” “Can’t Catch Me Now,” from “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” in “The Hunger Games”
From “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)”
“Silent Eyes” from “Previous Lives”
“Rustin’s “Road To Freedom” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s “Am I Dreaming”

ANIMATED TRAVEL MOVIE

At the 96th Academy Awards, fifteen films will move forward in the Animated Short Film category. In the category, ninety-three movies made the cut. To choose the nominations and the shortlist, members of the Feature Animation and Short Films Branch cast votes.

The movies are titled and arranged alphabetically:

“Wham”
“Eva”
“Humor (Smoke)”
“I’m trendy.”
“A Testament-Type Observation”
“The Dog Apartment, Koerkorter”
“A Correspondence with a Pig”
“Senses of Ninety-Five”
“A studio once existed.”
“We Wear Uniforms”
“Pachyderm”
“Pettie”
“27”
“The Music of John & Yoko: A Tribute to the End of War”
“Savage Summon”

SHORT FILM WITH LIVE ACTION

This category will see fifteen films advance. A total of 177 movies met the qualifying requirements for the category. Members of the Academy, spanning all branches, were asked to take part in the first round of voting. To be eligible to vote in the category, a minimum viewing criterion had to be fulfilled.

Members of the Academy from all branches are asked to participate in the nominations stage; in order to cast a vote, one must see each of the 15 selected films.

The movies are titled and arranged alphabetically:

“The Post”
“The Gift Shop of Anne Frank”
“Pit of Avocados”
Welcome to Los Angeles.
“Dead Cat”
“Well Done, Boy.”
“Unbreakable”
“Invisible Boundary”
“The Fortune Knight”
“The Man with the One Note”
“White, Blue, and Red”
“The Good Shepherd”
“Eerie Way of Existence”

“Yellow” and “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

SOUND

This category will see ten films advance. The nominations and shortlist are decided by a vote among all eligible Sound Branch members. On Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the San Francisco Bay region, Academy members will be invited to watch trailers for each of the shortlisted films. This will be followed by screenings in London, Los Angeles, and New York. Voting by branch members will determine which five movies get ultimate Oscar consideration.

The movies, arranged by title and alphabetically, are:

“Barbie”
“The Artificer”
“Ferrari”
“The Murderer”
“Those who murder the Flower Moon”
“Master”
“Part One of Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning”
“Napoleon”
“Oppenheimer”
“The Interest Zone”

VISUAL IMPLICATIONS

In the Visual Effects category of the 96th Academy Awards, ten movies are still in the race. The shortlist was chosen by the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. On Saturday, January 13, 2024, all Visual Effects Branch employees are welcome to watch clips and artist interviews from each of the shortlisted films. Voting by branch members will determine which five movies get ultimate Oscar consideration.

The movies, arranged by title and alphabetically, are:

“The Artificer”
Godzilla Reversed
“Vol. 3 of Guardians of the Galaxy
“Dial of Destiny and Indiana Jones”
“Part One of Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning”
“Napoleon”
“Wrong Things”
“Part One of Rebel Moon: A Child of Fire”
“Association of the White”
“Across the Spider-Verse with Spider-Man”

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