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Oscar 2024 shortlists: Ukrainian documentary about war-torn Mariupol included

Oscar 2024 shortlists: Ukrainian documentary about war-torn Mariupol included Oscar 2024 shortlists revealed (Getty Images)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed nominees shortlists for 10 categories in the upcoming 2024 Oscar ceremony. Among the nominees is a documentary about Ukraine's frontlines "20 Days in Mariupol", as well as record-breaking Greta Gerwig’s "Barbie" and Christopher Nolan’s "Oppenheimer."

The announced categories include Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects.

Mstyslav Chernov's "20 Days in Mariupol" earned a spot on the shortlist in both the documentary and international feature categories, representing Ukraine. As the Russian full-scale invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol documenting the war's atrocities.

"As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more," the AP statement says. "The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone and the impact of such journalism around the globe."

Other movies

Greta Gerwig's "Barbie," Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer," and Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon" featured prominently among the finalists in numerous categories, including score and sound. Yorgos Lanthimos' "Poor Things" advanced in makeup, visual effects, and score. "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" earned recognition in visual effects, song, and score.

Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be broadcast live in more than 200 counties worldwide.

We also reported on a full list of nominees for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards.