• Academy reveals shortlists for nine categories for 2020 Oscars
  • Shortlists for Best International Feature, Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling unveiled
  • "Joker," "Parasite," "Bombshell" among the shortlisted movies

The Awards season is in full swing and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally announced the shortlist for nine important categories for the upcoming Academy Awards, including Best International Film, Original Score and Best Documentary.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movies that managed to make the cut in the Best International Feature includes the likes of “Parasite” (South Korea) and “Pain And Glory” (Spain), which have already been making waves across all the major awards shows.

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” has been named Best Picture, Best Foreign-Language Film by many critics associations and has won over 40 International awards till now. The film has earned seven nominations at Critics’ Choice Awards while it became the first Korean film to garner three nods at the Golden Globes.

On the other hand, Spain’s official entry to the Oscars, “Pain And Glory,” has been receiving good reviews since its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film’s lead actor, Antonio Banderas, is being considered to be one of the top contenders for a Best Actor nod at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Other notable movies that have been shortlisted for the category include “The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), “Les Misérables” (France) and “Atlantics (Senegal).

Meanwhile, a total of 15 movies have been shortlisted in the Best Documentary Feature category. Netflix’ “The Great Hack” and Amazon’s “One Child Nation” have also been included on the list of movies nominated for the accolade.

Movies like “Joker,” “Bombshell,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “Judy” and “1917” will battle it out in the Makeup and Hairstyling category. Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” have been shortlist for two categories, including Best Original Score.

Two of Marvel’s tentpoles, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain Marvel” have made the cut in the Best Visual Effects group.

On the other hand, songs from movies like “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” have been included in the Best Original Song category. “The Lion King” has two songs (“Never Too Late” and “Spirit”) on the list.

The complete shortlist is found below:


“American Factory”
“The Apollo”
“Apollo 11”
“The Biggest Little Farm”
“The Cave”
“The Edge of Democracy”
“For Sama”
“The Great Hack”
“Knock Down the House”
“Midnight Family”
“One Child Nation”


“After Maria”
“Fire In Paradise”
“Ghosts Of Sugar Land”
“In The Absence”
“Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”
“Life Overtakes Me”
“The Nightcrawlers”
“St. Louis Superman”
“Stay Close”
“Walk Run Cha-Cha”


Czech Republic, “The Painted Bird”
Estonia, “Truth and Justice”
France, “Les Misérables”
Hungary, “Those Who Remained”
North Macedonia, “Honeyland”
Poland, “Corpus Christi”
Russia, “Beanpole”
Senegal, “Atlantics”
South Korea, “Parasite”
Spain, “Pain and Glory”


“Dolemite Is My Name”
“Downton Abbey”
“Little Women”
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
“Once upon A Time In Hollywood”


“Avengers: Endgame”
“The Farewell”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Frozen II”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“The King”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Motherless Brooklyn”
“Pain and Glory”
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”


“Speechless” from “Aladdin”
“Letter To My Godfather” from “The Black Godfather”
“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”
“Da Bronx” from “The Bronx USA”
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II”
“Stand Up” from “Harriet”
“Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Never Too Late” from “The Lion King”
“Spirit” from “The Lion King”
“Daily Battles” from “Motherless Brooklyn”
“A Glass Of Soju” from “Parasite”
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
“High Above The Water” from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”
“Glasgow” from “Wild Rose”


“Dcera (Daughter)”
“Hair Love”
“He Can’t Live without Cosmos”
“Hors Piste”
“Mind My Mind”
“The Physics Of Sorrow”
“Uncle Thomas: Accounting For The Days”


“Alita: Battle Angel”
“Avengers: Endgame”
“Captain Marvel”
“Gemini Man”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”
“Terminator: Dark Fate”

Pictured: Oscar statue watches over the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images