The Oscars shortlists are out and two early favorites lead the way!

Los Angeles, California - No Time To Die and Dune lead the field in the first round of films shortlisted for the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.

Daniel Craig as James Bond and Zendaya as Chani in Dune.
Daniel Craig as James Bond and Zendaya as Chani in Dune.  © Collage: IMAGO / ZUMA Press & Prod.DB

Both movies were shortlisted in four categories after 10 were announced on Tuesday.

Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond, No Time To Die, was shortlisted for make-up and styling, music (original song), sound, and visual effects.

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet and Oscar Isaac, was shortlisted for make-up and styling, music (original score), sound, and visual effects.

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Other categories announced were documentary feature, documentary short subject, international feature film, animated short film, and live action short film.

Several films received were shortlisted in two categories. Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical film Belfast, starring Jamie Dornan, was shortlisted for sound and music (original song) for Down To Joy.

Dornan (39) recently told The Los Angeles Times it was "brutal" that his late father could not have seen the film, which focuses on The Troubles in Northern Ireland, which comes out in January.

Marvel gets its dues, Billie Eilish shortlisted

Billie Eilish scored two Oscars nominations.
Billie Eilish scored two Oscars nominations.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, also picked up two shortlist nominations for sound and visual effects.

The web-slinging blockbuster was a box-office smash in its December opening weekend, making an estimated $600 million worldwide.

It was beaten only by Avengers: Infinity War, which earned $640 million worldwide, and Avengers: Endgame, which racked up $1.2 billion.

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Three more Marvel films were nominated for visual effects: Black Widow, Eternals, and Shang Chi: Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Netflix's The Power Of The Dog – starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons – was shortlisted for music (original score) and sound.

Billie Eilish also picked up two shortlist nominations for her documentary The World's A Little Blurry and the Bond theme tune No Time To Die. She wrote and performed the song with her brother Finneas O'Connell.

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / ZUMA Press & Prod.DB

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