Academy Unveils 2020 Oscar Shortlists

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A view of Oscar statuettes backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk—Getty Images

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by its staff on December 16, 2019.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled the shortlists for nine Oscar categories, including documentary and international feature and makeup and hairstyling.

Other categories with shortlists released include original score and song, visual effects and doc, live-action and animated short.

Academy members will choose the 2020 Oscar nominees in these categories from these reduced lists of awards hopefuls.

Notable documentaries to make the shortlist include American Factory, Apollo 11, The Biggest Little Farm, For Sama, Honeyland (which also landed on the international feature film shortlist), Knock Down the House, Maiden and One Child Nation. …

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