The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist for foreign language nominees for 2019 on Monday, along with other categories including best documentary and score.
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Lee Chang-dong’s thriller Burning are among the nine films that are being considered for a foreign language Oscar nomination. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22 and the awards ceremony will be held on February 24.
Burning is now one step closer to being South Korea’s first nomination in the category, while Mexico’s Roma is widely believed to be a selected for the best picture nomination. Roma,is shot by Alfonso Cuaron’s, on an Alexa 6K 65 camera in his old hometown, Mexico City.
Film stars of movie Burning are Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo. The film is based on the short story “Barn Burning”by Haruki Murakami. It was also selected to compete for the Palmed’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Other films included in Oscar nominations are Poland’s “Cold War”, Lebanon’s “Capernaum”, Japan’s “Shoplifters”, Colombia’s “Birds of Passage”, Denmark’s “The Guilty”, Germany’s “Never Look Away” andKazakhstan’s “Ayka”.
Notable documentary features on the shortlist,include “Minding the Gap,” a 12-year odyssey about a group of skateboarders growing up in Rockford, Illinois, the too-wild-to-be-true “Three Identical Strangers,”about triplets separated by adoption at birth who find each other later in life, and the intense climbing film “Free Solo.”
The film academy has also released a shortlist for the music categories for the first time since 1979. Fifteen original songs were selected from 90 submissions,including “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” ”All The Stars” from “Black Panther,” DollyParton’s “Girl in the Movies” from “Dumplin’,” and two songs from “Mary Poppins Returns” — “The Place Where Lost ThingsGo” and “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.”
“Mary Poppins Returns” and”Black Panther” were also shortlisted for best original score, as was”Vice” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which were both composed by Nicholas Brittell.