Academy Reveals Short Lists for 95th Oscars, ‘Pinocchio’ Runs Multi-Category Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, including the Animated Short Film and Visual Effects races.

While we have to wait to see which animated features make the Oscars cut, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is off to a strong start, making the lists in multiple other categories.

See all the short lists announced today here.

Animated Short Film
Fifteen shorts were selected from 81 qualifying films by members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch.

Visual Effects
Determined by members of the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  • 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

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is the only animated feature in the running for both Music (Original Score) (composer Alexandre Desplat) and Music (Original Song) (for “Ciao Papa”). The film is also repped in the Best Sound short list.

The two animated features entered for consideration in the International Feature race, Eternal Spring (Canada) and Aurora’s Sunrise (Armenia), were not included in the short list.

Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT on Thursday, January 12, 2023, ending at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 17. Oscar Nominations will be announced Tuesday, January 24.

The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.



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