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Ahead of its scheduled release, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences unveiled the list of shortlisted nominees for the 10 categories of Oscars 2023. The initial list included Documentary Feature Film, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live-Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects.

Out of the films originating from 92 countries and regions, fifteen international features were identified as eligible, including South Korea’s Decision to Leave, Germany’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Mexico’s Bardo, Belgium’s Close, and Pakistan’s first shortlisted film in the said category, Joyland.

On the other hand, out of the 81 nominated original songs, only 15 are pushing forward for the Best Original Song categories. The frontrunners include Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick), Rihanna’s Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Taylor Swift’s Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing), Dianne Warren’s Applause (Tell It Like a Woman), and The Weeknd’s Nothing Is Lost (Avatar: The Way of Water).

Oscars 2023: Shortlists

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be formally held on January 24, 2023, while the awarding for Oscars 2023 will be on March 12 at the Dolby® Theater at Ovation Hollywood. With excitement pounding, the Academy has released the shortlists in 10 categories.

Here are the films and artists who made it to the Oscars 2023 Shortlist:

Best Documentary Feature Film

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Bad Axe
  • Children of the Mist
  • Descendant
  • Fire of Love
  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
  • Hidden Letters
  • A House Made of Splinters
  • The Janes
  • Last Flight Home
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Navalny
  • Retrograde
  • The Territory

Best Documentary Short Film

  • Anastasia
  • Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison
  • As Far as They Can Run
  • The Elephant Whisperers
  • The Flagmakers
  • Happiness Is £4 Million
  • Haulout
  • Holding Moses
  • How Do You Measure a Year?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Nuisance Bear
  • Shut Up and Paint
  • Stranger at the Gate
  • 38 at the Garden

Best International Film Feature

  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Corsage (Austria)
  • Close (Belgium)
  • Return to Seoul (Cambodia)
  • Holy Spider (Denmark)
  • Saint Omer (France)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
  • Last Film Show (India)
  • The Quiet Girl (Ireland)
  • Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico)
  • The Blue Caftan (Morocco)
  • Joyland (Pakistan)
  • EO (Poland)
  • Decision to Leave (South Korea)
  • Cairo Conspiracy (Sweden)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amsterdam
  • Babylon
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Blonde
  • Crimes of the Future
  • Elvis
  • Emancipation
  • The Whale

Music (Original Score)

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Devotion
  • Don’t Worry Darling
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Nope
  • She Said
  • The Woman King
  • Women Talking

Music (Original Song)

  • Time (Amsterdam)
  • Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) (Avatar: The Way of Water)
  • Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
  • This Is A Life (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Ciao Papa (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
  • Til You’re Home (A Man Called Otto)
  • Naatu Naatu (RRR)
  • My Mind & Me (Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me)
  • Good Afternoon(Spirited)
  • Applause (Tell It Like a Woman)
  • Stand Up (Till)
  • Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Dust & Ash (The Voice of Dust and Ash)
  • Carolina (Where the Crawdads Sing)
  • New Body Rhumba (White Noise)

Best Animated Short Film

  • Black Slide
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • The Debutante
  • The Flying Sailor
  • The Garbage Man
  • Ice Merchants
  • It’s Nice in Here
  • More than I Want to Remember
  • My Year of Dicks
  • New Moon
  • An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
  • Passenger
  • Save Ralph
  • Sierra
  • Steakhouse

Best Live Action Film

  • All in Favor
  • Almost Home
  • An Irish Goodbye
  • Ivalu
  • Le Pupille
  • The Lone Wolf
  • Nakam
  • Night Ride
  • Plastic Killer
  • The Red Suitcase
  • The Right Words
  • Sideral
  • The Treatment
  • Tula
  • Warsha

Best Sound

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Nope
  • Thirteen Lives
  • Top Gun: Maverick
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