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You Thought Grizabella Was Sad Before: Taylor Swift’s Original Cats Song Snubbed By Oscars Shortlist

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At least Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber snagged a Golden Globe nomination for their original Cats song, because as of Monday, their chances at an Oscar are, well, a bunch of beautiful ghosts. The Academy released nine award shortlists today, and while we definitely aren’t getting the Taylor Swift-in-a-calico-unitard Oscars performance you might have been hoping for, there is still a lot to look forward.

For example, Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from The Lion King soundtrack did make the Music (Original Song) shortlist, alongside Thom Yorke’s “Daily Battles” from Motherless Brooklyn, Pharrell Williams’ “Letter to My Godfather” from The Black Godfather, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Never Too Late” from The Lion King, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman and Randy Newman’s “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4. If you want to place odds on a dark horse Best Song winner, why not “A Glass of Soju” from Parasite? You can check out the rest of today’s shortlists below, which also include Documentary Feature and International Feature Film. Voting for the 92nd Academy Awards will begin on January 2.

Documentary Feature

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

Documentary Short Subject

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

International Feature Film

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

Makeup & Hairstyling

Dolemite Is My Name
Downton Abbey
Little Women
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
One Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Music (Original Score)

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

Music (Original Song)

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

Animated Short Film

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

Live Action Short Film

The Christmas Gift
Little Hands
Miller & Son
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
A Sister
Sometimes, I Think about Dying

Visual Affects

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

2020 Oscar Shortlist Snubs Taylor Swift’s Original Cats Song