94th Oscar shortlists announced: No Time to Die, Dune lead

Updated: Dec 26, 2021


Daniel Craig, No Time to Die, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Oscars, The Academy
Daniel Craig in No Time to Die

The new convention of the Oscar shortlist dump in one single announcement has turned into a bit of an event around Film Twitter parts, and so it is that today's arrival of the contenders for nomination across 10 categories has been met with some excitement. Fans of big-budget tentpole cinema will likely be enthused, as blockbuster fare leads the way: No Time to Die impresses with mentions in five categories, while Dune nearly matches it with four. Marvel lands all four of its 2021 releases in the Visual Effects shortlist, and Billie Eilish has seemingly proved popular with the Academy as both her Bond theme song and the documentary about her appear. Surprises include Candyman for Original Score, Plaza Catedral for International Feature, and a total Cyrano shut-out from the music branch. The International category is unfortunately Euro-centric this year - again! - and finds space for not a single African title, though nods for Hive, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom and Prayers for the Stolen are nothing to be sniffed at. Seven weeks today, the 8th of February, the actual nominations across these 10 and a further 13 Oscar categories will be declared.


Best 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

TICK, TICK...BOOM!

WEST SIDE STORY


Best Visual Effects

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


Best 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


Best Music (Original Score)

BEING THE RICARDOS

CANDYMAN

DON'T LOOK UP

DUNE

ENCANTO

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

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


Best Music (Original Song)

"The Anonymous Ones" (DEAR EVAN HANSEN)

"Automatic Woman" (BRUISED)

"Be Alive" (KING RICHARD)

"Beyond the Shore" (CODA)

"Dos Oruguitas" (ENCANTO)

"Down to Joy" (BELFAST)

"Dream Girl" (CINDERELLA)

"Guns Go Bang" (THE HARDER THEY FALL)

"Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" (RESPECT)

"Just Look Up" (DON'T LOOK UP)

"No Time to Die" (NO TIME TO DIE)

"Right Where I Belong" (BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD)

"So May We Start" (ANNETTE)

"Somehow You Do" (FOUR GOOD DAYS)

"Your Song Saved My Life" (SING 2)


Best Documentary (Feature)

ASCENSION

ATTICA

BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD'S A LITTLE BLURRY

FAYA DAYI

THE FIRST WAVE

FLEE

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


Best International Feature Film

COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 - Finland

DRIVE MY CAR - Japan

FLEE - Denmark

THE GOOD BOSS - Spain

GREAT FREEDOM - Austria

THE HAND OF GOD - Italy

A HERO - Iran

HIVE - Kosovo

I'M YOUR MAN - Germany

LAMB - Iceland

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM - Bhutan

PLAYGROUND - Belgium

PLAZA CATEDRAL - Panama

PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN - Mexico

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD - Norway


Best Live Action Short Film

ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN

CENSOR OF DREAMS

THE CRIMINALS

DISTANCES

THE DRESS

FRIMAS

LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW

THE LONG GOODBYE

ON MY MIND

PLEASE HOLD

STENOFONEN

TALA'VISION

UNDER THE HEAVENS

WHEN THE SUN SETS

YOU'RE DEAD HELENE


Best Animated Short Film

AFFAIRS OF THE ART

BAD SEEDS

BEAST

BOXBALLET

FLOWING HOME

MUM IS POURING RAIN

THE MUSICIAN

NAMOO

ONLY A CHILD

ROBIN ROBIN

THE SHAMAN'S APPRENTICE

SOUVENIR SOUVENIR

STEP INTO THE RIVER

US AGAIN

THE WINDSHIELD WIPER


Best Documentary (Short Subject)

AUDIBLE

A BROKEN HOUSE

CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: AMERICA'S SECRET NAZIS

CODED

DAY OF RAGE: HOW TRUMP SUPPORTERS TOOK THE U.S. CAPITOL

EAGLES

THE FACILITY

LEAD ME HOME

LYNCHING POSTCARDS: 'TOKEN OF A GREAT DAY'

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL

SOPHIE AND THE BARON

TAKEOVER

TERROR CONTAGION

THREE SONGS FOR BENAZIR

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES

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