Oscars Shortlists Unveiled in Nine Categories

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its shortlists for the 2021 Oscars in nine categories: International Film, Documentary Feature, Music Score and Song, Makeup & Hairstyling, Visual Effects, Shorts, Documentary Short Subject, and Animated Short Film. This year marks the third year in a row the Academy has released its shortlists for nine categories on the same day. Check out the complete shortlists below.

    The official phase one voting is set to take place on March 5-9, while the full Oscar nominations will be announced on March 15. After being pushed back from February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 25.

    Documentary Feature

    All In: The Fight for Democracy
    Boys State
    Crip Camp
    Dick Johnson Is Dead
    The Mole Agent
    My Octopus Teacher
    The Painter and the Thief
    76 Days
    The Truffle Hunters
    Welcome to Chechnya

    Documentary Short Subject

    Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
    Call Center Blues
    A Concerto Is a Conversation
    Do Not Split
    Hunger Ward
    Hysterical Girl
    A Love Song for Latasha
    The Speed Cubers
    What Would Sophia Loren Do?

    International Feature Film

    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?
    Chile, The Mole Agent
    Czech Republic, Charlatan
    Denmark, Another Round
    France, Two of Us
    Guatemala, La Llorona
    Hong Kong, Better Days
    Iran, Sun Children
    Ivory Coast, Night of the Kings
    Mexico, I’m No Longer Here
    Norway, Hope
    Romania, Collective
    Russia, Dear Comrades!
    Taiwan, A Sun
    Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin

    Makeup and Hairstyling

    Birds of Prey
    The Glorias
    Hillbilly Elegy
    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
    The Little Things
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    One Night in Miami…

    Music (Original Score)

    Blizzard of Souls
    Da 5 Bloods
    The Invisible Man
    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
    The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
    The Little Things
    The Midnight Sky
    News of the World
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Music (Original Song)

    Turntables, from All In: The Fight for Democracy
    See What You’ve Done, from Belly of the Beast
    Wuhan Flu, from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Husavik, from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
    Never Break, from Giving Voice
    Make It Work, from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
    Fight For You, from Judas and the Black Messiah
    lo Sì (Seen), from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
    Rain Song, from Minari
    Show Me Your Soul, from Mr. Soul!
    Loyal Brave True, from Mulan
    Free, from The One and Only Ivan
    Speak Now, from One Night in Miami
    Green, from Sound of Metal
    Hear My Voice, from The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Animated Short Film

    Genius Loci
    If Anything Happens I Love You
    The Snail and the Whale
    To Gerard

    Live Action Short Film

    Da Yie
    Feeling Through
    The Human Voice
    The Kicksled Choir
    The Letter Room
    The Present
    Two Distant Strangers
    The Van
    White Eye

    Visual Effects

    Birds of Prey
    Love and Monsters
    The Midnight Sky
    The One and Only Ivan
    Welcome to Chechnya

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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