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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Lands on Oscars Visual Effects Shortlist, ‘Bombshell’ Leads Makeup & Hairstyling

The Academy also unveils shortlists for the Best Live-Action Short and Best Animated Short categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled its shortlists for the Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup & Hairstyling and seven other shortlists on Monday, and movies like “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Bombshell” have advanced in the Oscar races.

The Academy also unveiled contenders in the Best Live-Action Short and Best Animated Short categories in addition to the categories Best International Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

In the VFX category 10 movies advanced from a prior list of 20 contenders, and Best Picture hopefuls like “The Irishman” and “1917” are up against some of the biggest blockbusters of the year, including “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain Marvel,” as well as the upcoming “Cats” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” De-aging visual effects were prominent in not just “Captain Marvel” and “The Irishman,” but also “Gemini Man” in de-aging Will Smith. The other nominees advancing in the race include “Alita: Battle Angel,” the live-action reboot of “The Lion King” and “Terminator: Dark Fate.”

“1917” was the one movie to advance in both the VFX race and the Makeup & Hairstyling category. It goes up against “Bombshell,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Downton Abbey,” “Joker,” “Judy,” “Little Women,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” and “Rocketman.”

10 movies each advanced in the races for Best Live-Action Short and Best Animated Short.

In the animation category, shortlisted films included “BlackKklansman” producer Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love,” Pixar’s “Kitbull,” the international Student Academy Award winner, “Dcera (Daughter)” and Siqi Song’s “Sister,” a finalist in TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival this year.

Films on the live-action shortlist include Asher Jelinsky’s “Miller & Son,” which won a Student Academy Award this year and also screened as part of theWrap’s December short-film panel; and “The Neighbor’s Window,” the first narrative film from Oscar-nominated documentary director Marshall Curry.

Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 13.

See the full shortlists in the VFX, Makeup & Hairstyling and shorts categories below:

Visual Effects

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

“Dolemite Is My Name”
“Downton Abbey”
“Little Women”
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
“Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”

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”

Steve Pond contributed to this report.