“I Captain” by Matteo Garrone among the 15 best international films nominated for an Oscar. Here is the complete list


By John

“I Captain” by Matteo Garrone has overcome the first obstacle in the race for the Oscars. The odyssey of the two young Senegalese who experience the drama of migrants between the detention camps of Libya and the boats in the Mediterranean has entered the shortlist of the 15 best international films chosen by the Academy in view of the ‘Star Night’. The next appointment for the films included in the shortlist will be January 23rd when the five finalists will be defined.

The Oscars are scheduled for March 10th in Los Angeles. Today the Academy announced the shortlists for ten award categories: in addition to best international film, best documentary, best short documentary, make-up and hair, original soundtrack, original song, animated short, live short, special visual effects and sound. The film phenomenon of the summer, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, was included five times for its music (three times for best original song), but was surprisingly left out for its make-up and hairstyles.

Other films that did well in the technical categories include Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, mentioned four times including for best original song, and The Snow Society by JA Bayona: the Spanish film brought by Netflix and which closed the Venice Film Festival could follow the path of All Quiet on the Western Front which, after being selected, he won four Oscars this year. Oppenheimer, The Color Purple, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Poor Things and Ridley Scott’s Napoleon received three mentions each.

In the shortlist of 15 international films chosen out of a shortlist of 88, the competition for Garrone, who won the Silver Lion for direction at the Venice Film Festival, is very fierce. In addition to Bayona’s film about a rugby team that survives a plane crash in the Andes, the Italian candidate will have to deal with the British film The zone of interest by Jonathan Glazer based on a novel by Martin Amis, winner in Cannes of the Special Jury Grand Prix and with Perfect Days by Wim Wenders, a German-Japanese co-production brought from Japan after its debut in Cannes where it won the award for best leading actor with Koji Yakusho.

The other films passed in the first round they are the Armenian Amerikatsi, The Monk and the Gun from Bhutan, the Danish western Bastarden with Mads Mikkersen, the Finnish Foglie al Vento by Aki Kaurismaki, winner of the jury prize at Cannes, La Passion de Dodin Bouffant by Anh Hung Tran which France has Palme d’Or favorite Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, the German The Teacher’s Lounge in which Leonie Benesh from Babylon-Berlin and The Crown stars, the Icelandic Godland, Totem by Lila Avilés from Mexico, The Mother of All Lies from Morocco, the documentary film Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Ania from Tunisia, and 20 Days in Mariupol by Ukrainian director Mstyslav Chernov, also nominated for best documentary.

I captain” Of Matteo Garrone is on the shortlist of 15 best international films nominated for an Oscar. The list was made official today.

The 15 films chosen among those coming from 88 countries are, in addition to ‘I Captain,’ Armenia’s ‘Amerikatsi’, Armenia’s ‘The Monk and the Gun’, Bhutan’s ‘The Monk and the Gun’, the Danish ‘The Promised Land’, the Finnish ‘Fallen Leaves’, the French «The Taste of Things», German «The Teachers’ Lounge», Icelandic «Godland», Japanese «Perfect Days», Mexican «Totem», Moroccan «The Mother of All Lies», Spanish « Society of the Snow», the Tunisian «Four Daughters», the Ukrainian «20 Days in Mariupol» and for Great Britain «The Zone of Interest».

ANIMATION FILM: «Boom» «Eeva» «Humo (Smoke)» «I’m Hip» «A Kind of Testament» «Koerkorter (Dog Apartment)» «Letter to a Pig» «Ninety-Five Senses» «Once upon a Studio» «Our Uniform» «Pachyderme» «Pete» «27» «War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko» «Wild Summon».

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: «The After» «The Anne Frank Gift Shop» «An Avocado Pit» «Bienvenidos a Los Angeles» «Dead Cat» «Good Boy» «Invincible» «Invisible Border» «Knight of Fortune» «The One Note Man» « Red, White and Blue» «The Shepherd» «Strange Way of Life» «The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar» «Yellow».

SOUND EDITING: «Barbie» «The Creator» «Ferrari» «The Killer» «Killers of the Flower Moon» «Maestro» «Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One» «Napoleon» «Oppenheimer» «The Zone of Interest».

EFFECTS: «The Creator» «Godzilla Minus One» «Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3» «Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny» «Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One» «Napoleon» «Poor Things» «Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire» «Society of the Snow» «Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse».

Nomination voting begins on Thursday, January 11, 2024 and concludes on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The 96th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood and will be broadcast live on ABC and in more than 200 territories around the world.

This is the complete list of shortlists: for i DOCUMENTARIES FEATURE FILMS: «American Symphony» «Apolonia, Apolonia» «Beyond Utopia» «Bobi Wine: The Peoplès President» «Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy» «The Eternal Memory» «Four Daughters» «Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project» «In the Rearview» «Stamped from the Beginning» «Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie» «A Still Small Voice» «32 Sounds» «To Kill a Tiger» «20 Days in Mariupol».

For the DOCUMENTARIES SHORT FILMS: «The ABCs of Book Banning» «The Barber of Little Rock» «Bear» «Between Earth & Sky» «Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games» «Camp Courage» «Deciding Vote» «How We Get Free» « If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis» «Island in Between» «The Last Repair Shop» «Last Song from Kabul» «Ni Nai & Wài Pò» «Oasis» «Wings of Dust».

Makeup and hairstyle: «Beau Is Afraid» «Ferrari» «Golda» «Killers of the Flower Moon» «The Last Voyage of the Demeter» «Maestro» «Napoleon» «Oppenheimer» «Poor Things» «Society of the Snow».

Original Music: «American Fiction» «American Symphony» «Barbie» «The Boy and the Heron» «The Color Purple» «Elemental» «The Holdovers» «Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny» «Killers of the Flower Moon» «Oppenheimer» «Poor Things» «Saltburn» «Society of the Snow» «Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse» «The Zone of Interest».

ORIGINAL SONG: «It Never Went Away» from «American Symphony» «Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)» from «Asteroid City» «Dance The Night» from «Barbie» «I’m Just Ken» from «Barbie» «What Was I Made For?” from «Barbie» «Keep It Movin’» from «The Color Purple» «Superpower (I)» from «The Color Purple» «The Fire Inside» from «Flamin’ Hot» «High Life» from «Flora and Son» « Meet In The Middle» from «Flora and Son» «Can’t Catch Me Now» from «The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes» «Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)» from «Killers of the Flower Moon» «Quiet Eyes» from «Past Lives» «Road To Freedom» from «Rustin» «Am I Dreaming» from «Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse».