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December 18, 2018

OSCARS 2019: Academy Announces Shortlists in Nine Award Categories; Snubs India's Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film

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Photo: Filmmaker Geeta Malik, recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, at the Los Angeles Women’s Lunch hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. October 30, 2018. Photographer: Valerie Macon. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.

• DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards.

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

  1. “Charm City”
  2. “Communion”
  3. “Crime + Punishment”
  4. “Dark Money”
  5. “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
  6. “Free Solo”
  7. “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
  8. “Minding the Gap”
  9. “Of Fathers and Sons”
  10. “On Her Shoulders”
  11. “RBG”
  12. “Shirkers”
  13. “The Silence of Others”
  14. “Three Identical Strangers”
  15. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

• DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Ten films will advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 91st Academy Awards.

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

• FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Eighty-seven countries had initially submitted their entries in this class.

Los Angeles-based Academy members from all branches screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 10. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

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

• MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Seven films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 91st Academy Awards. All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

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

  1. “Black Panther”
  2. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  3. “Border”
  4. “Mary Queen of Scots”
  5. “Stan & Ollie”
  6. “Suspiria”
  7. “Vice”

• MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-six scores were eligible in the group. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The scores listed in alphabetical order by film title are:

  1. “Annihilation”
  2. “Avengers: Infinity War”
  3. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
  4. “Black Panther”
  5. “BlacKkKlansman”
  6. “Crazy Rich Asians”
  7. “The Death of Stalin”
  8. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
  9. “First Man”
  10. “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  11. “Isle of Dogs”
  12. “Mary Poppins Returns”
  13. “A Quiet Place”
  14. “Ready Player One”
  15. “Vice”

• MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 91st Academy Awards. Ninety songs were eligible in the division. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The original songs are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

  1. “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
  2. “Treasure” from “Beautiful Boy”
  3. “All The Stars” from “Black Panther”
  4. “Revelation” from “Boy Erased”
  5. “Girl In The Movies” from “Dumplin’”
  6. “We Won’t Move” from “The Hate U Give”
  7. “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
  8. “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
  9. “Keep Reachin’” from “Quincy”
  10. “I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
  11. “A Place Called Slaughter Race” from “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  12. “OYAHYTT” from “Sorry to Bother You”
  13. “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
  14. “Suspirium” from “Suspiria”
  15. “The Big Unknown” from “Widows”

• ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Eighty-one films had initially qualified in the group. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

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

  1. “Age of Sail”
  2. “Animal Behaviour”
  3. “Bao”
  4. “Bilby”
  5. “Bird Karma”
  6. “Late Afternoon”
  7. “Lost & Found”
  8. “One Small Step”
  9. “Pépé le Morse”
  10. “Weekends”

• LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Ten films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred forty films had initially qualified in the class. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

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

  1. “Caroline”
  2. “Chuchotage”
  3. “Detainment”
  4. “Fauve”
  5. “Icare”
  6. “Marguerite”
  7. “May Day”
  8. “Mother”
  9. “Skin”
  10. “Wale”

• VISUAL EFFECTS

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.

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

  1. “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
  2. “Avengers: Infinity War”
  3. “Black Panther”
  4. “Christopher Robin”
  5. “First Man”
  6. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  7. “Mary Poppins Returns”
  8. “Ready Player One”
  9. “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
  10. “Welcome to Marwen”

Nominations voting begins on Monday, January 7, 2019, and concludes on Monday, January 14, 2019.

The Academy will announce the Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Meanwhile, India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category, “Village Rockstars” directed by Rima Das, is out of the Oscars race.

No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001.

Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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