The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has released the shortlist for the 2020 Oscars ⁠— months after ‘Lionheart’, Nigeria’s entry for the award, was disqualified.

TheCable had reported how the AMPAS disqualified Genevieve Nnaji’s movie, Nigeria’s first-ever entry for the award, in a move that caused a stir among Nollywood stakeholders and foreign moviemakers alike.

Organizers of the much-anticipated 2020 award announced its release of the shortlist being considered for the Oscar plaques ahead of the D-day.

The listicle spans nine categories including ‘International Feature Film’, ‘Makeup and Hairstyling’, ‘Music (Original Score)’, ‘Music (Original Song)’, ‘Animated Short Film’, ‘Live Action Short Film’, and ‘Visual Effects’.

Among the movies that made the list are ‘Us’, a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele and starring Lupita Nyong’o, a Kenyan-Mexican actress.

Others are ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Cats’, ‘Gemini Man’, and ‘Joker’.

See the full list below:

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”

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

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

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • “Bombshell”
  • “Dolemite Is My Name”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Joker”
  • “Judy”
  • “Little Women”
  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
  • “1917”
  • “Once upon a Time…in 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 II”
  • “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”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

  • “Dcera (Daughter)”
  • “He Can’t Live without Cosmos”
  • “Hors Piste”
  • “Kitbull”
  • “Memorable”
  • “Mind My Mind”
  • “The Physics of Sorrow”
  • “Sister”
  • “Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days”

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”

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”

While voting is billed to begin on January 2, 2020, nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on January 13, 2020.

The main award event is expected to hold on February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.



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