Oscars 2019: Marvel films lead nominations as Academy announces shortlist in 9 categories

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 19, 2018, 04:11 PM IST

Michael B Jordan and Chadwick Boseman in a still from the Black Panther Photograph:(Others)

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Oscars 2019 will take place on February 9, 2019. 

The season of awards will start once the new year sets in. Oscars 2019 that is scheduled to be held in the first week of February, has now announced shortlists in nine categories. 

Names have been announced for categories including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects. 

Among other films that have found a mention, Marvel’s films have succeeded in wooing The Academy members. Best Visual Effects includes three Marvel movies, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. ‘Black Panther’ is also seen as a strong contender for a Best Picture nomination.

Meanwhile, India’s official entry, ‘Village Rockstars’ did not make it to the shortlist of nine films in the Foreign Language category. Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ cemented its place as the favourite in the foreign language category - it is also seen as a Best Picture frontrunner. The eight other films include:

Colombia, ‘Birds of Passage’
Denmark, ‘The Guilty’
Germany, ‘Never Look Away’
Japan, ‘Shoplifters’
Kazakhstan, ‘Ayka’
Lebanon, ‘Capernaum’
Poland, ‘Cold War’
South Korea, ‘Burning’

The Best Visual Effects nominees include ‘Christopher Robin’, ‘First Man’, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘Ready Player One’, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Welcome to Marwen’. 

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Black Panther’ have also been shortlisted in the Best Original Score category, while Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Blank Panther’ song, All the Stars was shortlisted in the Best Original Song category.

Best Original Song category:

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’
Treasure from ‘Beautiful Boy’
All The Stars from ‘Black Panther’
Revelation from ‘Boy Erased’
Girl In The Movies from ‘Dumplin’
We Won’t Move from ‘The Hate U Give’
The Place Where Lost Things Go from ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Trip A Little Light Fantastic from ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Keep Reachin’ from ‘Quincy’
I’ll Fight from ‘RBG’
A Place Called Slaughter Race from ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
OYAHYTT from ‘Sorry to Bother You’
Shallow from ‘A Star Is Born’
Suspirium from ‘Suspiria’
The Big Unknown from ‘Widows’

Best Original Score:

‘Avengers: Infinity War’
‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’
‘Black Panther’
‘Crazy Rich Asians’
‘The Death of Stalin’
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’
‘First Man’
‘f Beale Street Could Talk’
‘Isle of Dogs’
‘Mary Poppins Returns’
‘A Quiet Place’
‘Ready Player One’

Short Film (Live Action)

May Day

Short Film (Animated)

Age of Sail
Animal Behaviour
Bird Karma
Late Afternoon
Lost & Found
One Small Step
Pépé le Morse

Makeup and Hairstyling

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie

Documentary (Short Feature)

Black Sheep
End Game
Los Comandos
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.
’63 Boycott
Women of the Gulag

Documentary Feature

Charm City
Crime + Punishment
Dark Money
The Distant Barking of Dogs
Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
On Her Shoulders
The Silence of Others
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Oscars 2019 will take place on February 9, 2019.