Oscars 2020 Shorlists: Academy Announces Contenders in Nine Award Categories

Oscars 2020 Shorlists: Academy Announces Contenders in Nine Award Categories

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on 9th February 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Check out the shortlists below for nine award categories

The 92nd Academy Awards, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honour the best films of 2019. Oscar nominations voting will open on 2nd January and run up to 7th January. The final list of Oscar nominees will be announced on 13th January 2020 while the final Oscar voting will take place between 30 January and 4th February. Meanwhile, the Academy has revealed the shortlists for nine Oscar categories, including International Feature Film, Documentary, Makeup and Hairstyling, etc.. Academy members will choose the 2020 Oscar nominees from these lists. Check out the shortlists below:  

International Feature Film

  • The Painted Bird, Czech Republic
  • Truth and Justice, Estonia
  • Les Misérables, France
  • Those Who Remained, Hungary
  • Honeyland, North Macedonia
  • Corpus Christi, Poland
  • Beanpole, Russia
  • Atlantics, Senegal
  • Parasite, South Korea
  • Pain and Glory, Spain

Documentary Feature

  • Advocate
  • American Factory
  • The Apollo
  • Apollo 11
  • Aquarela
  • The Biggest Little Farm
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • The Great Hack
  • Honeyland
  • Knock Down the House
  • Maiden
  • Midnight Family
  • One Child Nation

Documentary Short Subject

  • After Maria
  • Fire in Paradise
  • Ghosts of Sugar Land
  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • The Nightcrawlers
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Stay Close
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

Make-Up and Hairstyling

  • Bombshell
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Downton Abbey
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Little Women
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917
  • Once upon a Timein Hollywood
  • Rocketman

Music (Original Score)

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Bombshell
  • The Farewell
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Frozen II
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • The King
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • 1917
  • Pain and Glory
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Us

Music (Original Song)

  • Speechless from Aladdin
  • Letter to My Godfather from The Black Godfather
  • I'm Standing With You from Breakthrough
  • Da Bronx from The Bronx USA
  • Into the Unknown from Frozen 2
  • Stand Up from Harriet
  • Catchy Song from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Never Too Late from The Lion King
  • Spirit from The Lion King
  • Daily Battles from Motherless Brooklyn
  • A Glass of Soju from Parasite
  • (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman
  • High Above the Water from Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  • I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4
  • Glasgow from Wild Rose

Live-Action Short Film

  • Brotherhood
  • The Christmas Gift
  • Little Hands
  • Miller & Son
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window
  • Refugee
  • Saria
  • A Sister
  • Sometimes, I Think About Dying

Animated Short Film

  • Dcera (Daughter)
  • Hair Love
  • He Can't Live Without Cosmos
  • Hors Piste
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Mind My Mind
  • The Physics of Sorrow
  • Sister
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days

Visual Effects

  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Cats
  • Gemini Man
  • The Irishman
  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Terminator: Dark Fate

Indian movie Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, which was competing against 91 other foreign films, could not make it to the final list of shortlisted films for the best international film category. This is the second time that the Academy has unveiled the shortlists for all these categories on the same day. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 9th February 2020 and will take place in Los Angeles, California. The Oscars will presented for a total of 24 award categories and will be aired live by ABC.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.