oscars 2022

Dear Evan Hansen, Sandworms Make the Oscars Shortlist

F/M/K? Just kidding, just kidding. Photo: Universal; Warner Bros.

C’mon, snubs! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its shortlists in ten categories both artistic and, uh, scientific, ahead of the 94th Oscars. Before we even make it to the final nominations, there is already some snubterfuge at play among these categories. The Julia Ducournau film Titane, France’s official entry for the International Feature Film category and winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, did not make it to the category’s shortlist. The makeup team for The Green Knight didn’t get nominated for doing this to Ralph Ineson, but at least The Eyes of Tammy Faye made it in for those cheeks. Worst of all, no Original Song nomination for “Edgar’s Prayer,” a.k.a. “Seagulls in the Sand,” from Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Anyway, here’s the full list:

Documentary Feature

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Faya Dayi
The First Wave
In the Same Breath
The Rescue
Simple As Water
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The Velvet Underground
Writing With Fire

Documentary Short Subject

A Broken House
Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis
Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker
Day of Rage
The Facility
Lead Me Home
Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day”
The Queen of Basketball
Sophie & the Baron
Terror Contagion
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies

International Feature Film

Austria, Great Freedom
Belgium, Playground
Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Denmark, Flee
Finland, Compartment No. 6
Germany, I’m Your Man
Iceland, Lamb
Iran, A Hero
Italy, The Hand of God
Japan, Drive My Car
Kosovo, Hive
Mexico, Prayers for the Stolen
Norway, The Worst Person in the World
Panama, Plaza Catedral
Spain, The Good Boss

Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci
Nightmare Alley
No Time to Die
The Suicide Squad
West Side Story

Music (Original Score)

Being the Ricardos
Don’t Look Up
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun
The Green Knight
The Harder They Fall
King Richard
The Last Duel
No Time to Die
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Music (Original Song)

“So May We Start?” from Annette
“Down to Joy” from Belfast
“Right Where I Belong” from Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
“Automatic Woman” from Bruised
“Dream Girl” from Cinderella
“Beyond the Shore” from CODA
“The Anonymous Ones” from Dear Evan Hansen
“Just Look Up” from Don’t Look Up
“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto
“Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days
“Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall
“Be Alive” from King Richard
“No Time to Die” from No Time to Die
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect
“Your Song Saved My Life” from Sing 2

Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art
Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Bad Seeds
Flowing Home
Mum Is Pouring Rain
The Musician
Only a Child
Robin Robin
Souvenir Souvenir
Step Into the River
Us Again
The Windshield Wiper

Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
Censor of Dreams
The Criminals
The Dress
Les Grandes Claques
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Please Hold
Under the Heavens
When the Sun Sets
You’re Dead Helen


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

Visual Effects

Black Widow
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

Dear Evan Hansen, Sandworms Make the Oscars Shortlist