‘Once Upon a Studio’ Short, ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and More Disney Films Make 96th Oscars Shortlists

Toni Ferrigno

‘Once Upon a Studio’ Short, ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and More Disney Films Make 96th Oscars Shortlists

On Thursday, December 21, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlists for 10 categories for the 96th Academy Awards. Of them, projects from The Walt Disney Company have made it onto six Oscars lists.

96th Oscars Shortlists

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The Walt Disney Company has films from various studios on the 96th Oscars shortlists. Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and Marvel Studios all have films in the running, with “Poor Things,” “The Creator,” and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” highlighted in multiple categories. Check out the full lists below. Bolded are the projects under the Walt Disney Company.

Original Song

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Jesse Garcia in “Flamin’ Hot.” Photo by Emily Aragones. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.
  • “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”

Original Score

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  • “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”

Sound

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  • “Barbie”
  • “The Creator”
  • “Ferrari”
  • “The Killer”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Maestro”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  • “Napoleon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

Makeup and Hairstyling

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Emma Stone in “Poor Things.” Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos, Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 Searchlight Pictures All Rights Reserved.
  • “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”

Visual Effects

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  • “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”

Animated Short Film

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  • “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”

Are you excited for the 96th Academy Awards? Are there any films on this shortlist you hope receive a nomination? Let us know in the comments.

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