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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced their lists of 141 original scores and 70 original songs eligible for this year's Oscars. Those lists, as well as other eligible lists and shortlists from the Academy, can be found at the end of this column.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Casino Royale - Burt Bacharach - Quartet
A Christmas Carol
 - Nick Bicat - Quartet
Drole de Petites Betes
 - Bruno Coulais - Quartet
Gook - Roger Suen - Notefornote
La Dolce Vita
 - Nino Rota - Quartet
Mr. Robot vol. 4
 - Mac Quayle - Lakeshore
The Orphanage (re-recording)
 - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet 
Snofall
 - Henrik Skram - Quartet
Sweet Smell of Success
 - Elmer Bernstein - Verve
Yokai Monsters Trilogy
 - Chumei Watanabe, Sei Ikeno - Cinema-Kan (import)


IN THEATERS TODAY

Bright - David Sardy - Song CD on Atlantic
Crooked House - Hugo de Chaire 
Downsizing - Rolfe Kent - Score CD due Jan. 12 on WaterTower
Father Figures - Rob Simonsen
The Greatest Showman - John Debney, Joseph Trapanese (score), Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (songs) - Song CD on Atlantic
Happy End - no original score
Hostiles - Max Richter - Score CD due Feb. 9 on Deutsche Grammophon
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Henry Jackman - Score CD-R on Sony
Pitch Perfect 3 - Christopher Lennertz - Song CD on Universal with one Lennertz cue
The Post - John Williams - Score CD due Jan. 12 on Sony

COMING SOON

January 5
The Death of Stalin - Christopher Willis - MKVA (import)
Howards End - Nico Muhly - Milan (import)
Lady Bird - Jon Brion - Lakeshore
January 12
All the Money in the World - Daniel Pemberton - Sony (import)
Downsizing - Rolfe Kent - WaterTower
The Post
 - John Williams - Sony
Thief of Hearts - Harold Faltermeyer - Varese Sarabande
January 19
Phantom Thread - Jonny Greenwood - Nonesuch
24 Hours to Live - Tyler Bates - Varese Sarabande
January 26
Babylon Berlin - Johnny Klimek, TomTykwer - BMG (import)
Hangman - Frederik Wiedmann - Varese Sarabande
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - John Paesano - Sony
February 2
In the Fade - Joshua Homme - Milan
The Mercy - Johann Johannsson - Deutsche Grammophon
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) - Randy Newman - Lakeshore
February 9
Churchill - Lorne Balfe - Filmtrax
A Fantastic Woman - Matthew Herbert - Milan
Hostiles - Max Richter - Deutsche Grammophon
Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought Down the White House - Daniel Pemberton - Filmtrax
Date Unknown
Christmas with a Capital C 
- Erwin Wendler - Howlin' Wolf
A Common Enemy
 - Alejandro Roman - Rosetta
A Dream Come True
 - Javier Quilis - Saimel
Jose Nieto 75 Aniversario
 - Jose Nieto - Saimel
LBJ - Marc Shaiman - Lakeshore
Lisa
 - Gabriel Yared - Caldera
Lovemaker
 - Armando Trovjoli - Beat
Queen's Messenger 
- Stelvio Cipriani - Kronos
Reallive
 - Lucas Vidal - Rosetta
Salvatore - Questa e La Vita
 - Paolo Vivaldi - Kronos
Shadow Girl
 - Jorge Aliaga - Rosetta
Un Gatto Nel Cervello
 - Fabio Frizzi - Beat
Una Sull'altra/Non Si Sevizio Un Paperino
 - Riz Ortolani - Beat 
Vai Avanti Tu Che Mi Vien Da Ridere/C'e Un Fantasma Nel Mio Letto
 - Piero Umiliani - Beat


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

December 22 - Alfi Kabiljo born (1935)
December 22 - Guido De Angelis born (1944)
December 22 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Tribute to a Bad Man (1955)
December 22 - Fred Steiner's scores for the Star Trek episodes "By Any Other Name" and "The Omega Glory" are recorded (1967)
December 22 - Gordon Zahler died (1975)
December 22 - James Horner begins recording his score for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1988) 
December 22 - Joe Strummer died (2002)
December 23 - Georg Haentzschel born (1907)
December 23 - Ross Edwards born (1943)
December 23 - Daniele Amfitheatrof begins recording his score for Devil's Doorway (1949)
December 23 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his replacement score to Saddle the Wind (1957)
December 23 - The 7th Voyage of Sinbad opens in New York (1958)
December 23 - Corey Allen Jackson born (1968)
December 23 - Walter Greene died (1983)
December 23 - Jeff Alexander died (1989)
December 24 - Franz Waxman born (1906)
December 24 - Carlo Rustichelli born (1916)
December 24 - Mike Curb born (1944)
December 24 - Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Bride of Vengeance (1948)
December 24 - Ray Colcord born (1949)
December 24 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for It’s Alive (1973)
December 24 - Bernard Herrmann died (1975)
December 24 - Richard Rodney Bennett died (2012)
December 25 - Nathaniel Shilkret born (1895)
December 25 - Pete Rugolo born (1915)
December 25 - To Kill a Mockingbird opens in Los Angeles (1962)
December 25 - Christian Henson born (1971)
December 25 - Charles Chaplin died (1977)
December 25 - James Brown died (2006)
December 26 - Albert Sendrey born (1911)
December 26 - Ira Newborn born (1949)
December 26 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for 5 Fingers (1951)
December 26 - Stephen Graziano born (1954)
December 26 - Curtis Mayfield died (1999)
December 27 - Oscar Levant born (1906)
December 27 - Benedetto Ghiglia born (1921)
December 27 - John Williams begins recording his score to The Empire Strikes Back (1979)
December 27 - Kenneth Wannberg records his score for the Twilight Zone episode “Still Life” (1985)
December 27 - Buxton Orr died (1997)
December 27 - Isaak Shvarts died (2009)
December 28 - Mischa Spoliansky born (1898)
December 28 - Captain Blood released in theaters (1935)
December 28 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Invitation (1952)
December 28 - Richard Band born (1958)
December 28 - Alex North begins recording his score to All Fall Down (1961)
December 28 - Paul Hindemith died (1963)
December 28 - Rahman Altin born (1971)
December 28 - Max Steiner died (1971)
December 28 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Loud as a Whisper" (1988)
December 28 - Milton Rosen died (1994)
December 28 - Michel Michelet died (1995)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

ZERO DAYS - Will Bates
 
"And now the first minutes of 'Zero Days,' Gibney’s latest, delivers a murdered Iranian nuclear scientist in what feels like a lost scene from Costa-Gavras’s 1969 political thriller 'Z.' Reenactment footage generated by Iran State Television, backed by white-knuckle techno music, shows a motorcyclist deftly passing the scientist’s car and slapping a magnetic detonating device onto its roof, transforming a morning commute into a fireball. In this fact-dense film full of hardware and software, Gibney lavishes attention on prosaic surfaces: a camera’s slow movement through cascades of nuclear-enrichment centrifuges makes them look as poignant as a stand of birches. And into the black abyss of cyberspace, colorful code tumbles and tumbles hypnotically, like the unstoppable buckets of water in 'The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.' And these images stay enthralling with support from the soundtrack by Brooklyn composer Will Bates, whose score evokes the soundscape of 19th-century European masters and 21st-century American electronica, overlaid with traces of indigenous music from other continents. Just as Philip Glass’s rapturous, ominous score offered guidance to 'Koyaanisqatsi,' Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 meditation on the faceoff between the trembling beauty of the earth and civilization’s rush to subdue it, so in this story of another catastrophic risk, Bates’s music keeps us alert and oxygenated through these shocking disclosures."
 
Margaret Spillane, The Nation

"In adopting the visual vocabulary of the fictive and ridiculous, Gibney does this vital material a disservice, giving it an air of deflated pomposity. Patches of code float through empty black space as the music swells and swoons. Besuited experts with tired eyes and furrowed brows expound furiously on the threat of the impending cyberwar. The documentarian’s own phenomenally overwrought voiceovers read like something out of one of Raymond Chandler’s drunken stupors, a la 'The Lost Weekend': 'Homeland Security had no idea that the cyber-threat they were battling was created by the U.S.’s own agency. We had found the enemy, and he was us.'"
 
Steven Wright, Slant Magazine

"'Zero Days' thus often feels like a superficial history lesson -- a not unfamiliar shortcoming of the prolific Gibney’s output. The director’s myriad assembly-line projects (discounting TV, he’s helmed 21 features since 2005!) sometimes come across as having been hastily produced in order to remain timely. Here, he brings together an impressive array of talking heads (including former NSA and CIA director, General Michael Hayden) who are as forthcoming as they’re allowed to be under law. Furthermore, he maps out his tale with archival footage of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hateful anti-Israel, anti-American speeches, computer graphic depictions of Iran’s centrifuge motors, and ominous industrial-noise music. It’s a documentary staged to play like a real-time thriller, and in terms of getting the pulse racing -- and the blood boiling -- it ably achieves its ends."
 
Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"The movie peaks early, when antivirus experts Eric Chien and Liam O’Murchu, of the cyber-security company Symantec, describe how they analyzed the malware and named it 'Stuxnet' (based on two syllables that came up frequently in the coding). Chien and O’Murchu are affable professionals, and as they and other experts explain Stuxnet’s abilities to replicate itself and single out specific areas and devices in the Natanz plant, the movie is revealing and engrossing. But their vision is limited. They’re no big help when Gibney, relying heavily on tension music, hits the panic button about democratic governments engaging in secret combat by computer. For assistance in outlining the gravity of cyber warfare, he turns to familiar talking heads like counter-terrorism authority Richard A. Clarke and Michael V. Hayden (who also appeared in Gibney’s excellent WikiLeaks movie 'We Steal Secrets'), a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency. Gibney contends that virtual armaments like Stuxnet must be submitted to the sort of public debate that gradually emerged over nuclear weapons. He argues that launching Stuxnet is as much of a game-changer as dropping the A-bomb. As Hayden once told Sanger: 'Previous cyberattacks had effects limited to other computers. This is the first attack of a major nature in which a cyberattack was used to effect physical destruction.'"
 
Michael Sragow, Film Comment

"Don’t be distracted by the ominous score, the layered displays of code, the juxtaposition of bursting balloon and mushrooming cloud; that’s just (alarm) bells and whistles. Instead, pay attention to seasoned military officials talking about a weapon with unlimited range and an extremely low signature to the Iranian gentleman discussing unintended consequences of aggression, to the former director of both CIA and NSA mentioning August 1945, and to the gradual spread of secrecy as policy when it comes to war."
 
Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader

"A virus that can wipe a hard drive clean is one thing. A virus that can sabotage a mechanical process like uranium enrichment -- or, for that matter, take out a country’s power grid or disable its defense systems -- is the stuff dystopian nightmares are made of. At one point the film underscores this point by juxtaposing a popping balloon with a flaming mushroom cloud -- not the first time Gibney has relied on an unsubtle visual aid (or, for that matter, the ominous thrum of a Will Bates score) to break up the dry yet lucid verbiage of his invariably exhaustive documentaries."
 
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"Will Bates’ tense doomsday music aside, it’s the philosophical aspect of the cyberwarfare issue that proves most unnerving. Gibney presents a lucid and impressively easy-to-follow analysis of the Stuxnet case, while tactically interweaving his hypothetical concerns about technology that remains so under-regulated and 'over-classified' (per former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden, no less): whether an attack made in peacetime could be considered an act of war, what’s to stop Iran and other potential enemies from launching an equivalent or worse cyber-weapon against the U.S., etc."
 
Peter Debruge, Variety

"The ever-prolific Gibney -- just last year, the Oscar winner for 'Taxi to the Dark Side' released 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief;' 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' and the HBO two-parter 'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' -- delivers another slickly assembled film that features countless interviewees, graphics and music that try to sell the material as a kind of nonfiction thriller. But because it wants to be a primer on a serious subject, an exciting cinematic exposé and an argument for more openness and some kind of regulatory framework, the necessities of these different strands end up getting in each other’s way. Magnolia, which acquired theatrical rights to the pic just before its Berlinale premiere, will need to construct a kind of grassroots campaign around the film to turn it both into a must-see event and keep the ball rolling on a political level as well. To break the monotony of the talking heads, executive producer and visual effects specialist Sarah Dowland, who also worked on Gibney’s WikiLeaks film, is again on board. However, much of the visuals don’t go beyond suggesting code onscreen or adding world maps to suggest how things spread or are connected. In the end, it’s the music that does most of the heavy lifting in trying to give the film the trappings of a global thriller."
 
Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMALaemmleNew BeverlyNuart and UCLA.

December 22
ELF (John Debney) [Cinematheque: Aero]
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dimitri Tiomkin), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Paul Zaza) [New Beverly]
RESERVOIR DOGS [New Beverly]

December 23
CHRISTMAS EVIL (Don Christensen, Joel Harris, Julia Heyward) [New Beverly]
ELF (John Debney) [New Beverly]
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dimitri Tiomkin) [Cinematheque: Aero]
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dimitri Tiomkin), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Paul Zaza) [New Beverly]
JINGLE ALL THE WAY (David Newman), DIE HARD (Michael Kamen) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

December 24
DIE HARD (Michael Kamen), DIE HARD 2 (Michael Kamen) [New Beverly]
ELF (John Debney) [New Beverly]

December 25
THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Herbert Stothart), MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (Frank Skinner) [New Beverly]

December 26
CIRCLE OF DANGER (Robert Farnon) [LACMA]
WHOEVER SLEW AUNTIE ROO? (Kenneth V. Jones), SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT (Gershon Kinglsey), TO ALL A GOODNIGHT [New Beverly]

December 27
GRAND PRIX (Maurice Jarre) [New Beverly]
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (John Williams), BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (Jerry Fielding) [New Beverly]

December 28
CLUNY BROWN (Cyril J. Mockrdige), TROUBLE IN PARADISE [Cinematheque: Aero]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (John Williams), BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (Jerry Fielding) [New Beverly]
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (Andre Previn, John Williams) [Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts]
WATERHOLE #3 (Dave Grusin) [New Beverly]

December 29
HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Morris Stoloff), BALL OF FIRE (Alfred Newman) [Cinemathque: Aero]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
RESERVOIR DOGS [New Beverly]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Nuart]
WAR MACHINE (Nick Cave, Warren Ellis), AMERICAN MADE (Christophe Beck) [New Beverly]

December 30
THE BARGAIN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
DANGER: DIABOLIK (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
MARY POPPINS (Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Irwin Kostal) [New Beverly]
TWENTIETH CENTURY, TRUE CONFESSION (Frederick Hollander) [Cinematheque: Aero]
WAR MACHINE (Nick Cave, Warren Ellis), AMERICAN MADE (Christophe Beck) [New Beverly]

December 31
DER FAN (Rheingold), CHRISTIANE F. (Jurgen Knieper) [New Beverly]
MARY POPPINS (Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman, Irwin Kostal) [New Beverly]


ORIGINAL SCORE [eligible list]

“Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel
“All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld
“All the Money in the World,” Daniel Pemberton,
“Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch 
“Band Aid,” Lucius
“Battle of the Sexes,” Nicholas Britell
“Baywatch,” Christopher Lennertz
“Beauty and the Beast,” Alan Menken  
“The Big Sick,” Michael Andrews  
“Blade Runner 2049,” Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer  
“The Book of Henry,” Michael Giacchino  
“Born in China,” Barnaby Taylor  
“The Boss Baby,” Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro 
“Boston,” Jeff Beal  
“Brad’s Status,” Mark Mothersbaugh  
“Brawl in Cell Block 99,” Jeff Herriott and S. Craig Zahler 
“The Breadwinner,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna 
“Breathe,” Nitin Sawhney   
“Brigsby Bear,” David Wingo   
“Brimstone & Glory,” Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin   
“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie,” Theodore Shapiro   
“Cars 3,” Randy Newman   
“The Circle,” Danny Elfman   
“Coco,” Michael Giacchino   
“Cries from Syria,” Martin Tillman   
“A Cure for Wellness,” Benjamin Wallfisch   
“Darkest Hour,” Dario Marianelli,  
“Despicable Me 3,” Heitor Pereira  
“The Disaster Artist,” Dave Porter  
“A Dog’s Purpose,” Rachel Portman  
“Downsizing,” Rolfe Kent 
“Drawing Home,” Ben Holiday  
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer  
“Earth: One Amazing Day,” Alex Heffes  
“A Fantastic Woman,” Matthew Herbert  
“The Fate of the Furious,” Brian Tyler  
“Father Figures,” Rob Simonsen  
“Ferdinand,” John Powell 
“Fifty Shades Darker,” Danny Elfman  
“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” J. Ralph  
“First They Killed My Father,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders 
“Get Out,” Michael Abels  
“A Ghost Story,” Daniel Hart  
“Gifted,” Rob Simonsen  
“The Glass Castle,” Joel P. West  
“Going in Style,” Rob Simonsen  
“Good Time,” Daniel Lopatin 
“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” Carter Burwell  
“Gook,” Roger Suen  
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Tyler Bates  
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Atli Orvarsson  
“Hostiles,” Max Richter  
“Human Flow,” Karsten Fundal  
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Jeff Beal  
“It,” Benjamin Wallfisch  
“Jane,” Philip Glass  
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Henry Jackman  
“Justice League,” Danny Elfman  
“Kepler’s Dream,” Patrick Neil Doyle  
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” Daniel Pemberton  
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson 
“Kong: Skull Island,” Henry Jackman,  
“LA 92,” Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans 
“LBJ,” Marc Shaiman  
“Lady Bird,” Jon Brion  
“Lake of Fire,” Qutub-E-Kripa
“Last Flag Flying,” Graham Reynolds
“The Lego Batman Movie,” Lorne Balfe 
“The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Mark Mothersbaugh  
“The Leisure Seeker,” Carlo Virzì  
“Let It Fall,” Mark Isham 
“Life,” Jon Ekstrand  
“Logan,” Marco Beltrami  
“The Lost City of Z,” Christopher Spelman  
“Loveless,” Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine 
“Loving Vincent,” Clint Mansell  
“The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Mychael Danna
“Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” Daniel Pemberton
“Marshall,” Marcus Miller
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” Takatsugu Muramatsu
“Maudie,” Michael Timmins
“Molly’s Game,” Daniel Pemberton
“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland,” Lukasz Targosz  
“The Mountain between Us,” Ramin Djawadi  
“Mudbound,” Tamar-kali  
“The Mummy,” Brian Tyler  
“Murder on the Orient Express,” Patrick Doyle 
“My Cousin Rachel,” Rael Jones  
“Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” Jun Miyake  
“Okja,” Jaeil Jung  
“Oklahoma City,” David Cieri 
“The Only Living Boy in New York,” Rob Simonsen  
“Only the Brave,” Joseph Trapanese  
“Our Souls at Night,” Elliot Goldenthal 
“Paris Can Wait,” Laura Karpman  
“Patti Cake$,” Geremy Jasper and Jason Binnick 
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood  
“The Pirates of Somalia,” Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Geoff Zanelli  
“The Post,” John Williams  
“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” Tom Howe 
“The Promise,” Gabriel Yared  
“Pulimurugan,” Gopi Sundar  
“Raw,” Jim Williams  
“Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” James Newton Howard  
“Saban’s Power Rangers,” Brian Tyler  
“Same Kind of Different as Me,” John Paesano 
“The Second Coming of Christ,” Navid Hejazi, Ramin Kousha and Silvia Leonetti 
“Served Like a Girl,” Michael A. Levine 
“The Shack,” Aaron Zigman  
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat 
“Slipaway,” Tao Liu  
“Smurfs: The Lost Village,” Christopher Lennertz  
“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Michael Giacchino  
“Split,” West Dylan Thordson 
“The Star,” John Paesano 
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams 
“Step,” Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq 
“Stronger,” Michael Brook  
“Suburbicon,” Alexandre Desplat  
“Swing Away,” Tao Zervas  
“Thank You for Your Service,” Thomas Newman  
“Their Finest,” Rachel Portman  
“Thelma,” Ola Fløttum  
“Thor: Ragnarok,” Mark Mothersbaugh  
“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell 
“Tickling Giants,” Paul Tyan  
“Tommy’s Honour,” Christian Henson  
“Trafficked,” David Das  
“Transformers: The Last Knight,” Steve Jablonsky  
“XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” Brian Tyler and Robert Lydecker
“Victoria & Abdul,” Thomas Newman 
“Voice from the Stone,” Michael Wandmacher  
“Wakefield,” Aaron Zigman  
“War for the Planet of the Apes,” Michael Giacchino  
“Wilson,” Jon Brion  
“Wind River,” Nick Cave and Warren Ellis  
“Wonder,” Marcelo Zarvos  
“Wonder Woman,” Rupert Gregson-Williams  
“Wonderstruck,” Carter Burwell  
“Year by the Sea,” Alexander Janko

ORIGINAL SONG [eligible list]

“U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t”
“Love And Lies” from “Band Aid”
“If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes”
“Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast”
“How Does A Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast”
“Now Or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never”
“She” from “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
“Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry”
“Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99”
“The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner”
“World Gone Mad” from “Bright”
“Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
“Visions Of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name”
“Captain Underpants Theme Song” from “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie”
“Ride” from “Cars 3”
“Run That Race” from “Cars 3”
“Tell Me How Long” from “Chasing Coral” 
“Broken Wings” from “City of Ghosts”
“Remember Me” from “Coco”
“Prayers For This World” from “Cries from Syria”
“There’s Something Special” from “Despicable Me 3”
“It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit”
“A Little Change In The Weather” from “Downsizing”
“Stars In My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home)” from “Drawing Home”
“All In My Head” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Dying For Ya” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Green” from “Elizabeth Blue”
“Can’t Hold Out On Love” from “Father Figures”
“Home” from “Ferdinand”
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker”
“You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
“This Is How You Walk On” from “Gifted”
“Summer Storm” from “The Glass Castle”
“The Pure And The Damned” from “Good Time”
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
“The Hero” from “The Hero”
“How Shall A Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles”
“Just Getting Started” from “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”
“Truth To Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
“Next Stop, The Stars” from “Kepler’s Dream”
“The Devil & The Huntsman” from “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
“Have You Ever Wondered” from “Lake of Fire”
“I’ll Be Gone” from “Lake of Fire”
“We’ll Party All Night” from “Lake of Fire”
“Friends Are Family” from “The Lego Batman Movie”
“Found My Place” from “The Lego Ninjago Movie”
“Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
“Rain” from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
“Myron/Byron” from “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”
“Longing For Summer” from “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
“Never Forget” from “Murder on the Orient Express”
“Hold The Light” from “Only the Brave”
“PBNJ” from “Patti Cake$”
“Tuff Love (Finale)” from “Patti Cake$”
“Lost Souls” from “The Pirates of Somalia”
“How A Heart Unbreaks” from “Pitch Perfect 3”
“The Promise” from “The Promise”
“Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” from “Pulimurugan”
“Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from “Pulimurugan”
“Stubborn Angel” from “Same Kind of Different as Me”
“Dancing Through The Wreckage” from “Served Like a Girl”
“Keep Your Eyes On Me” from “The Shack”
“On The Music Goes” from “Slipaway”
“The Star” from “The Star”
“Jump” from “Step”
“Tickling Giants” from “Tickling Giants”
“Fly Away” from “Trafficked”
“Speak To Me” from “Voice from the Stone”
“Walk On Faith” from “Year by the Sea”

ANIMATED FEATURE [eligible list]

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Cinderella the Cat
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Emoji Movie
Ethel & Ernest
Ferdinand
The Girl without Hands
In This Corner of the World
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Loving Vincent
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Napping Princess
A Silent Voice
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Star
Sword Art Online: The Movie - Ordinal Scale
Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
 
ANIMATED SHORT FILM [shortlist]

Cradle 
Dear Basketball [scored by John Williams!]
Fox and the Whale 
Garden Party 
In a Heartbeat 
Life Smartphone 
Lost Property Office 
Lou 
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes 
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE [shortlist]

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 
Chasing Coral 
City of Ghosts 
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library 
Faces Places 
Human Flow 
Icarus 
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power 
Jane 
LA 92 
Last Men in Aleppo 
Long Strange Trip  
One of Us 
Strong Island 
Unrest 
 
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT [shortlist]

Alone 
Edith+Eddie 
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Kayayo – The Living Shopping Baskets
Knife Skills 
116 Cameras
Ram Dass, Going Home
Ten Meter Tower
Traffic Stop 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM [shortlist]

Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director
Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director
Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director
Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director
Lebanon, “The Insult,” Ziad Doueiri, director
Russia, “Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director
Senegal, “Félicité,” Alain Gomis, director
South Africa, “The Wound,” John Trengove, director
Sweden, “The Square,” Ruben Östlund, director

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM [shortlist]

DeKalb Elementary 
The Eleven O’Clock 
Facing Mecca 
Icebox 
Lost Face 
My Nephew Emmett 
Rise of a Star 
The Silent Child 
Watu Wote/All of Us 
Witnesses

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING [shortlist]

Bright
Darkest Hour
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

VISUAL EFFECTS [shortlist]

Alien: Covenant
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Okja
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
War for the Planet of the Apes
 
These ten films were ultimately cut from the original, 20-film Visual Effects shortlist:

Beauty and the Beast
Ghost in the Shell
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Justice League
Life
Logan
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Spider-Man Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
Wonder Woman
 
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