All Too Well won’t win an Oscar. But Taylor Swift still could

The 2023 Oscars shortlist for live-action short films didn’t fare too well for Taylor Swift.

But the singer-songwriter-director could still win an Oscar in a different category next year.

On Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the official shortlists for 10 Oscar categories: Documentary, Documentary, International Feature, Make-up and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short, Live-Action Short, Sound and Visual Impact .

The bad news is that “All Too Well: The Short Film,” Swift’s extended music video for her song “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”, didn’t make it into the live-action short film. And that’s despite a high-profile Oscars campaign that included a screening and Swift’s performance at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The good news is that Tay’s Where the Crawdads Sing soundtrack contribution, “Carolina,” is eligible as an original song.

The nominated titles for live-action short films are All in Favor, Almost Home, An Irish Goodbye, Ivalu, Le Pupille, The Lone Wolf, Nakam, Night Ride , Plastic Killer, The Red Suitcase, The Right Words, Sideral, The Treatment, Tula, and Warsha.

Running for the original song versus Carolina are Time from Amsterdam, Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) from Avatar: The Way of Water, Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once, Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio, Til You’re Home from A Man Called Otto, Naatu Naatu by RRR, My Mind & Me by Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, Good Afternoon by Spirited, Applause by Tell It Like a Woman, Stand Up by Till ‘, ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Dust & Ash’ from ‘The Voice of Dust and Ash’ and ‘New Body Rhumba’ from ‘White Noise’.

Should both “Carolina” and “My Mind & Me” be nominated for the original song, Swift would be up against her longtime industry bestie, Gomez, for the award. It would also be Swift’s first Oscar nomination.

Since All Too Well: The Short Film premiered in November 2021, the Swifties have been in contention for an Oscar nomination. Written and directed by the “Red” hitmaker herself, the dramatic music video stars 20-year-old Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink and 31-year-old Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien as doomed lovers, based on a boy Swift and one of her ex-boyfriends (commonly believed to be actor Jake Gyllenhaal).

The visual accompanied the highly anticipated 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which debuted on Swift’s re-recording of her fourth studio album, Red. Following its lively digital release, All Too Well: The Short Film caused even more chatter at TIFF.

“It really makes sense to present the short on 35mm because that’s how it was originally shot and we made this print specifically for TIFF,” Swift said at the festival in September.

“Whenever I wrote a song, I immediately thought, ‘How do I want to portray this on stage or in a music video?'” she added. “From a very early stage in my career, I wanted to establish each album as a kind of era in its own right.”

Though Swift has hit big at other awards shows — namely the Grammys — and contributed to several movie soundtracks over the years, Swift has yet to break through at the Academy Awards.

Could “Carolina” finally be her ticket to Oscar glory? Find out when the 2023 Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24th.

In the meantime, here’s a full breakdown of Wednesday’s shortlists.

documentary

  • “Everything That Breathes”
  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
  • “Bad Axe”
  • “Children of the Mist”
  • “descendant”
  • “Fire of Love”
  • “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”
  • “Hidden Letters”
  • “A House of Splinters”
  • “The Janes”
  • “Last Flight Home”
  • “Moontime Daydream”
  • “Navalny”
  • “declining”
  • “The Territory”

Documentary short film

  • “American Justice in Court: People Against Newton”
  • “anastasia”
  • “Angola, do you hear us? Voices from a Plantation Prison”
  • “As Far They Can Walk”
  • “The Elephant Whisperers”
  • “The Flag Makers”
  • “Happiness is 4 million pounds”
  • “Abstract”
  • “Keep Moses”
  • “How do you measure a year?”
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect”
  • “Disturbing Bear”
  • “Shut up and paint”
  • “Stranger at the Gate”
  • “38 in the Garden”

International feature film

  • “Argentina, 1985”, Argentina
  • “Corset”, Austria
  • “Close”, Belgium
  • “Return to Seoul”, Cambodia
  • “Holy Spider”, Denmark
  • Saint Omer, France
  • “All quiet on the western front”, Germany
  • “Last Screening”, India
  • “The Quiet Girl”, Ireland
  • “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Fistful of Truths”, Mexico
  • “The Blue Kaftan”, Morocco
  • Joyland, Pakistan
  • “EO”, Poland
  • “Decision to Leave”, South Korea
  • “Cairo Conspiracy”, Sweden

Make-up and hair styling

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Amsterdam”
  • “Babylon”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Blond”
  • “Crime of the Future”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Emancipation”
  • “The whale”

original score

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Babylon”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Dedication”
  • “Don’t worry darling”
  • “Everything everywhere at once”
  • “The Fable Men”
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
  • “nope”
  • “She said”
  • “The Woman King”
  • “Women in Conversation”

Original song

  • “Time” from “Amsterdam”
  • “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “It’s a Life” from “Everything, Everywhere at Once”
  • Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • “Until You’re Home” from “A Man Called Otto”
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”
  • “My Mind and I” from “Selena Gomez: My Mind and I”
  • “Hello” from “Spirit”
  • “Applause” from “Tell It Like A Woman”
  • “Get up” from “Till”
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Dust & Ash” from “The Voice of Dust and Ash”
  • “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing”
  • “New Body Rhumba” from “White Noise”

Animated short film

  • “Black Slide”
  • “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
  • “The Debutante”
  • “The Flying Sailor”
  • “The Garbage Man”
  • “Ice Cream Vendor”
  • “It’s nice here”
  • “More Than I Want to Remember”
  • “My Year of Cocks”
  • “New moon”
  • “A bouquet told me the world is wrong and I believe I believe it”
  • “Passenger”
  • “Save Ralph”
  • “Sierra”
  • “Steak House”

Live action short film

  • “All for it”
  • “Almost home”
  • “An Irish Farewell”
  • “Ivalu”
  • “The pupil”
  • “The lonely wolf”
  • “Nakam”
  • “Night Ride”
  • “Plastic Killer”
  • “The Red Suitcase”
  • “The Right Words”
  • “sidereal”
  • “The treatment”
  • “Tula”
  • “Warsha”

sound

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Babylon”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything everywhere at once”
  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
  • “Moontime Daydream”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”

Visual effects

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
  • “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”
  • “Jurassic World Dominion”
  • “Nope”
  • “Thirteen Lives”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”

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