Soul, Mank and Da 5 Bloods are among the films that featured in some of the nine shortlists unveiled ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which oversees the Oscars, released the early contenders for the so-called below-the-line categories.
Mank, David Fincher’s black-and-white ode to old Hollywood, was included on the lists for make-up and hairstyling, original score and visual effects.
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, another film considered likely to be a major Oscars contender, is also in the running for original score, while Disney’s animated feel-good movie Soul made that shortlist and the visual effects one.
The documentary feature category includes 15 films. Crip Camp, from the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions, makes the cut alongside other acclaimed entries such as Dick Johnson Is Dead, All In: The Fight for Democracy, The Painter And The Thief and Time.