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Oscars 2021: Shortlisted Nominations in 9 Categories Announced, India’s ‘Jallikattu’ Out of Race, Karishma Dev Dube’s Short Film ‘Bittu’ Shortlisted

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist for nine categories for the upcoming 93rd Oscars.

While India’s official entry Jallikattu failed to make it to the International Feature Film shortlist, Karishma Dev Dube’s directorial Bittu has made it to the Live Action Short Film shortlist. Members of the Academy will select the nominees for the 2021 Oscars from these shortlisted contenders in each category.

The categories for which nominations have been announced include Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, and Visual Effects.

Nominations voting begins on March 5, and will continue till March 10. The final nominations in each category will be announced on March 15, followed by the 93rd Oscars ceremony on April 25.

Precursors to Oscars which include documentaries like Dick Johnson Is DeadMy Octopus TeacherCrip CampBoys State, Time, have also notably entered the Oscars shortlist. Talked about international features such as Denmark’s Another Round, Guatemalan film La Llorona, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Quo Vadis, Aida? and Chilean production The Mole Agent, have entered the Oscars shortlist as well.

David Fincher’s Mank scored big by getting shortlisted in categories such as Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, and Visual Effects. Pixar’s Soul got shortlisted in Original Score and Visual Effects categories along with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which scored the shortlist in the same categories as well.

Here’s some of the top categories and their shortlists:

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

Original Score

Ammonite
Blizzard of Souls
Da 5 Bloods
The Invisible Man
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Life Ahead
The Little Things
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Minari
Mulan
News of the World
Soul
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Live-Action Short

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

Here‘s the full list of nine categories of Oscars shortlist that have been announced.

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