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Oscar Shortlists: Animated Shorts, VFX & Music Contenders

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Oscar Shortlists: Animated Shorts, VFX & Music Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Academy Awards, including Animated Short Film, Visual Effects, Music (Original Score) and Music (Original Score), which you can find below. You can access the other lists — Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Live Action Short Film — here.

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Ninety-six films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 93rd Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited virtually to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
  • Bloodshot
  • Love and Monsters
  • Mank
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Mulan
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Soul | Read more
  • Tenet
  • Welcome to Chechnya

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 93rd Academy Awards. One hundred thirty-six scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

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

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 93rd Academy Awards. One hundred five songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  • Turntables from All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • See What You’ve Done from Belly of the Beast
  • Wuhan Flu from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • Never Break from Giving Voice
  • Make It Work from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”
  • Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah
  • lo Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
  • Rain Song from Minari
  • Show Me Your Soul from Mr. Soul!
  • Loyal Brave True from Mulan
  • Free from The One and Only Ivan
  • Speak Now from One Night in Miami…
  • Green from Sound of Metal
  • Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominations voting begins on Friday, March 5, 2021, and concludes on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, March 15, 2021. The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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