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Jallikattu out of Oscars 2021 run. Bittu makes it to Live Action Short Film shortlist

Karishma Dev Dube's Bittu has made it to the Live Action Short Film shortlist for the 93rd Academy Awards. Meanwhile, Jallikattu is out of the Oscars 2021 race.

UPDATED: February 10, 2021 10:46 IST

The 93rd Oscars shortlists in nine categories were announced today, February 10. Karishma Dev Dube directorial Bittu has made it to the Live Action Short Film shortlist. On the other hand, India’s official Oscar entry Jallikattu failed to make it to the International Feature Film shortlist.

The Academy made the announcement of nine shortlists for the following categories: International Feature Film, Documentary, Original Score, Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects, Live-Action Short Film, Documentary Short Subject, and Animated Short Film. The members of the Academy will select the nominees for the 2021 Oscars from these reduced lists of contenders in each category.

JALLIKATTU COULDN’T MAKE IT TO OSCARS NEXT LEVEL

Malayalam film Jallikattu, which was India’s official entry for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021 in the Best International Feature Film category, failed to make it to the longer shortlist of fifteen films that will compete to make it to the later stages of the nominations. Films from 93 countries were eligible in the category, the most in Oscars history.

BITTU MAKES IT TO TOP 10 IN LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM CATEGORY

Directed by Karishma Dev Dube, Bittu is among the top 10 short films that made it to the next level of Oscars 2021. Based on a true story, Bittu tells the tale of a heartwarming friendship between two school-going friends. The film participated in over eighteen film festivals across the world.

Here are all the shortlists in nine categories announced for the 93rd Oscars.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

All In: The Fight for Democracy
Boys State
Collective
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Gunda
MLK/FBI
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
Notturno
The Painter and the Thief
76 Days
Time
The Truffle Hunters
Welcome to Chechnya

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Call Center Blues
Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
Hysterical Girl
A Love Song for Latasha
The Speed Cubers
What Would Sophia Loren Do?

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Chile, The Mole Agent
Czech Republic, Charlatan
Denmark, Another Round
France, Two of Us
Guatemala, La Llorona
Hong Kong, Better Days
Iran, Sun Children
Ivory Coast, Night of the Kings
Mexico, I’m No Longer Here
Norway, Hope
Romania, Collective
Russia, Dear Comrades!
Taiwan, A Sun
Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Emma
The Glorias
Hillbilly Elegy
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Little Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
One Night in Miami
Pinocchio

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Ammonite
Blizzard of Souls
Da 5 Bloods
The Invisible Man
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
The Little Things
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Minari
Mulan
News of the World
Soul
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Turntables from All In: The Fight for Democracy
See What You’ve Done from Belly of the Beast
Wuhan Flu from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Never Break from Giving Voice
Make It Work from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah
Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
Rain Song from Minari
Show Me Your Soul from Mr. Soul!
Loyal Brave True from Mulan
Free from The One and Only Ivan
Speak Now from One Night in Miami
Green from Sound of Metal
Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Kapaemahu
Opera
Out
The Snail and the Whale
To Gerard
Traces
Yes-People

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Bittu
Da Yie
Feeling Through
The Human Voice
The Kicksled Choir
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
The Van
White Eye

VISUAL EFFECTS

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Bloodshot
Love and Monsters
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
Soul
Tenet
Welcome to Chechnya

The nominations for the Oscars 2021 will be announced on March 15, ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards telecast on April 25. The Academy pushed back the ceremony this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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