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94th Oscar Animation/VFX Shortlists; ‘Flee’ Makes Doc, Int’l Feature Lists

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94th Oscar Animation/VFX Shortlists; ‘Flee’ Makes Doc, Int’l Feature Lists

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 94th Academy Awards: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects. 

In a rare turn for an animated title, Danish film Flee (released by Neon) has been shortlisted in the Documentary and International Feature categories (15 films each), as well as previously qualifying for consideration in the Animated Feature race. 

Animated features also make an appearance in the music categories: Disney’s Encanto is among the 15 films shortlisted for Original Score as well as Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas”. Illumination/Universal’s Sing 2 is also up in the latter category, for “Your Song Saved My Life.”

Animated Short Film:
Selected from 82 qualifying films by members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch.

Visual Effects:
Determined by members of the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. 

  • Black Widow
  • Dune
  • Eternals
  • Free Guy
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and concludes on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.


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