For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released all its Oscar shortlists on the same day. From here, Academy members will widdle the list down and the official nominees will be released on Tuesday, January 22nd. Being on the shortlist of course boosts popularity for certain films while questions will arise as to why other films didn’t make the cut.
Alfonso Cuaron’s critically-acclaimed Roma, available on Netflix, has made the shortlist for Best Foreign-language Film while Mary Poppins Returns made the first cut in the music and visual effects categories. The Hollywood Reporter reported nine of the categories yesterday.
The Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? made the cut for the Best Documentary Feature category. The film depicts the legendary children’s advocate in his crusade to promote positivity and love to kids. Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen Of Scots and Vice made the shortlist for Best Makeup and Hairstyling while Avengers: Infinity War, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Quiet Place and Ready Player One are being considered for Best Original Score.
January 22nd, the world will learn who will remain in the finalized nominees lists. From there, the race will be on as filmmakers and their talents await the results when the 91st Annual Academy Awards air live Sunday, February 24th on ABC.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.