No Way Home, No Time to Die Make Oscars Shortlists

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlists for 10 categories at the 94th Academy Awards, signaling films ranging from blockbuster hits like Spider-Man: No Way Home and No Time to Die to critical sensations like The Power of the Dog and West Side Story are under serious consideration for Oscar nominations.

No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's final James Bond film, managed to make it onto five different shortlists: Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, Original Score and Original Song for Billie Eilish's opening theme (Eilish is also the subject of the shortlisted documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry). Dune, the rare blockbuster expected to do well in the non-technical categories, made the lists for Effects, Makeup, Sound and Score. As for the latest Spider-Man film, No Way Home is shortlisted for Effects and Sound. 2021's three other MCU films, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals, also made the Effects shortlist.

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Some of the omissions on these shortlists are surprising. The Suicide Squad has been snubbed for Effects, though it is still shortlisted for Makeup (its 2016 predecessor won the Makeup Oscar). The Palme d'Or-winning horror film Titane, France's official submission for the International Feature Film Oscar, failed to make the shortlist, though the inclusion of Iceland's Lamb shows the Academy isn't completely opposed to recognizing weird genre experiments. Though many awards commentators had been predicting one of The National's two new songs from the upcoming Cyrano to be shortlisted, neither song was shortlisted.

The full shortlists are as follows:

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension 

Attica

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Faya Dayi

The First Wave

In the Same Breath

Julia

President

Procession

The Rescue

Simple as Water

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The Velvet Underground

Writing with Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Águilas

Audible

A Broken House

Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis

Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker

Day of Rage

The Facility

Lead Me Home

Lynching Postcards: "Token of a Great Day"

The Queen of Basketball

Sophie & the Baron

Takeover

Terror Contagion

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Austria, Great Freedom

Belgium, Playground

Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Denmark, Flee

Finland, Compartment No. 6

Germany, I’m Your Man

Iceland, Lamb

Iran, A Hero

Italy, The Hand of God

Japan, Drive My Car

Kosovo, Hive

Mexico, Prayers for the Stolen

Norway, The Worst Person in the World

Panama, Plaza Catedral

Spain, The Good Boss

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Coming 2 America

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Nightmare Alley

No Time to Die

The Suicide Squad

West Side Story

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Being the Ricardos

Candyman

Don’t Look Up

Dune

Encanto

The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun

The Green Knight

The Harder They Fall

King Richard

The Last Duel

No Time to Die

Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

Spencer

The Tragedy of Macbeth

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

"So May We Start?" from Annette

"Down To Joy" from Belfast

"Right Where I Belong" from Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

"Automatic Woman" from Bruised

"Dream Girl" from Cinderella

"Beyond The Shore" from CODA

"The Anonymous Ones" from Dear Evan Hansen

"Just Look Up" from Don’t Look Up

"Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto

"Somehow You Do" from Four Good Days

"Guns Go Bang" from The Harder They Fall

"Be Alive" from King Richard

"No Time To Die" from No Time to Die

"Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" from Respect

"Your Song Saved My Life" from Sing 2

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs of the Art

Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice

Bad Seeds

Bestia

Boxballet

Flowing Home

Mum Is Pouring Rain

The Musician

Namoo

Only a Child

Robin Robin

Souvenir Souvenir

Step into the River

The Windshield Wiper

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LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Censor of Dreams

The Criminals

Distances

The Dress

Frimas

Les Grandes Claques

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

Stenofonen

Tala’vision

Under the Heavens

When the Sun Sets

You’re Dead Helen

SOUND

Belfast

Dune

Last Night in Soho

The Matrix Resurrections

No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

A Quiet Place Part II

Spider-Man: No Way Home

West Side Story

VISUAL EFFECTS

Black Widow

Dune

Eternals

Free Guy

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Godzilla vs. Kong

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

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