‘Barbie,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ and ‘Society of the Snow’ Top Oscar Short Lists


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched its quick lists for 10 classes on Thursday, giving us a clearer image of how a few of these tight races would possibly form up.

As they do yearly forward of nominations voting, the Academy introduced quick lists for documentary and worldwide options, in addition to documentary quick topic, make-up and hairstyling, authentic rating, authentic music, animated quick, live-action quick, visible results, and sound. There are all the time a couple of surprises and snubs, and this yr was no exception.

Barbie had essentially the most mentions of any movie, with 5 general. It did surprisingly miss within the make-up and hairstyling class. The class included anticipated favorites like Maestro, Poor Things, and Killers of the Flower Moon, together with the extra surprising inclusion of Beau Is Afraid and horror movie The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

Original music stays a extremely aggressive class with a number of movies getting a number of songs in. Barbie, as anticipated, has three songs within the operating, whereas The Color Purple and Flora and Son landed two every. Songs from Wonka and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, nonetheless, have been left off the quick checklist regardless of robust opinions for its songs.

The largest shock of the lists is likely to be Society of the Snow, Spain’s submission for the international-feature Oscar, which additionally landed on the quick lists for make-up and hairstyling, authentic rating, and visible results. The movie, a survival thriller a few rugby workforce whose aircraft crashes on a glacier within the Andes, closed the Venice Film Festival and might be launched by Netflix in January. Killers of the Flower Moon additionally fared properly by touchdown on 4 lists.

The international-feature-film checklist didn’t have any obvious omissions prefer it has in years’ previous. Strong front-runners that made the checklist embody France’s The Taste of Things, Germany’s The Teachers’ Lounge, and the UK’s Zone of Interest.

Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, which has been within the dialog to presumably land different nominations outdoors of the international-feature race, fared properly general by making the lists for sound and authentic rating.

The quick lists are the ultimate step earlier than nominations voting begins January 11, with nominations to be introduced on January 23.

See under for the complete checklist:


American Symphony

Apolonia, Apolonia

Beyond Utopia

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Desperate Souls, Dark City, and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

In the Rearview

Stamped From the Beginning

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

A Still Small Voice

32 Sounds

To Kill a Tiger

20 Days in Mariupol


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