Thom Yorke, Kendrick, SZA, Sampha Shortlisted for 2019 Oscars – Pitchfork

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Thom Yorke, Kendrick, SZA, Sampha Shortlisted for 2019 Oscars – Pitchfork

For the first time since 1979, the Oscars have revealed the shortlists for Best Original Song and Best Original Score ahead of the nominations. On the 15-song shortlist are Thom Yorke (“Suspirium”), Kendrick Lamar and SZA (“All the Stars”), Sampha (“Treasure”), Sade (“The Big Unknown”), Jónsi and Troye Sivan (“Revelation”), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (“Shallow”), and more.

In Best Original Score, Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s Annihilation score is shortlisted alongside Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and more—though not Yorke’s Suspiria score. Neither Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here) nor Jóhann Jóhannsson (Mandy) picked up nominations in either category. See the full shortlist for each category below.

As The New York Times points out, several music-related films missed the cut for the Best Documentary Feature shortlist. The Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace, Netflix’s Quincy (about Quincy Jones), the long-awaited MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., and the Whitney Houston documentary Whitney all failed to earn nominations.

Judges will now narrow the shortlists to five nominees, announced January 22.

Best Original Song shortlist:

Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)Sampha – “Treasure” (Beautiful Boy)Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All The Stars” (Black Panther)Jónsi and Troye Sivan – “Revelation” (Boy Erased)Dolly Parton – “Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)Arlissa – “We Won’t Move” (The Hate U Give)Emily Blunt – “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” (Mary Poppins Returns)Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson – “Keep Reachin’” (Quincy)Jennifer Hudson and Diane Warren – “I’ll Fight” (RBG)Gal Gadot and Sarah Silverman – “A Place Called Slaughter Race” (Ralph Breaks the Internet)The Coup and Lakeith Stanfield – “OYAHYTT” (Sorry to Bother You)Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” (A Star is Born)Thom Yorke – “Suspirium” (Suspiria)Sade – “The Big Unknown” (Widows)

Best Score shortlist:

AnnihilationAvengers: Infinity WarThe Ballad of Buster ScruggsBlack PantherBlacKkKlansmanCrazy Rich AsiansThe Death of StalinFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldFirst ManIf Beale Street Could TalkIsle of DogsMary Poppins ReturnsA Quiet PlaceReady Player OneVice

This article was originally published on Tuesday, December 18 at 8:39 a.m. Eastern. It was last updated on December 18 at 11:24 a.m. Eastern.

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