‘Parasite’ Advances as Nine Oscar Shortlists Are Released

Want to get a jump on next month’s Oscar nominations? You can already begin culling the list of contenders now that the academy has released shortlists for nine categories, including the races for best documentary, international film and original song. Below, your Carpetbagger has analyzed six of those narrowed races. (The three other categories, all for short films, contain entries that have not yet been widely screened.)

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”


“Dolemite Is My Name”

“Downton Abbey”



“Little Women”

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”


“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”


From Elton John to Megyn Kelly to Judy Garland, this shortlist is nothing if not eclectic. Five of these 10 contenders will eventually be nominated for the makeup-and-hairstyling Oscar, and four will be honored to lose to “Bombshell.”


“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”

This is a bustling collection with a second inclusion for “Honeyland,” a documentary about Macedonian beekeeping that also made the international-film shortlist. Should it advance to the nomination round in both categories, it would be the first movie ever to do so.

“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”

“Parasite” was widely expected to make the international-film shortlist, but few expected an end-credits song co-written by Bong Joon Ho to show up on the list of culled original-song contenders — and over Taylor Swift’s new original song for “Cats,” no less! Swift’s snub will deprive Oscar watchers of watching her go head to head with Beyoncé (“The Lion King”), though it sets up an interesting scenario where Elton John may compete against himself for songs added to two different films: “Never Too Late” from “The Lion King,” and “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” a duet with Taron Egerton from the John biopic “Rocketman.”

“Avengers: Endgame”


“The Farewell”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Frozen 2”

“Jojo Rabbit”


“The King”

“Little Women”

“Marriage Story”

“Motherless Brooklyn”


“Pain and Glory”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”


Here’s a race where the Oscars are keeping it in the family: Two of the strongest contenders on the shortlist, Thomas Newman for “1917” and Randy Newman for “Marriage Story,” happen to be cousins. Neither has ever won in this category, though Pixar regular Randy Newman has two other Oscars, for writing original songs for “Monsters, Inc.” and “Toy Story 3.”

Also announced on Monday were the following shortlists:

“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”

“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”


“The Christmas Gift”

“Little Hands”

“Miller & Son”

“Nefta Football Club”

“The Neighbors’ Window”



“A Sister”

“Sometimes, I Think About Dying”

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