U2 and Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical drama Belfast have been shortlisted for Academy Awards.

Belfast has been shortlisted in the Original Song category for Down to Joy by Van Morrison, which plays over the opening credits, and also in the sound category.

Belfast, which stars Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds and newcomer Jude Hill is described as a "personal and joyful story", set in late 1960s Northern Ireland.

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

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U2 are in Oscars contention once again for their song Your Song Saved My Life, which features in the upcoming Sing 2.

The shortlists were announced for ten categories with Academy members now set to view the pieces of work before voting on which ones should receive nominations. The categories covered include Documentary Feature; International Film; Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Shorts; Makeup and Hairstyling; Music Score; Original Song; Sound; and Visual Effects.

No Time To Die and Dune lead the field in the first round of films mentioned, with each shortlisted in four categories

Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond was shortlisted for make-up and styling, music (original song), sound and visual effects.

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

Tom Holland and Zendaya in Spider-Man: No Way Home

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 smashed box-office in its December opening weekend. It was beaten only by Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

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

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

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

Final nominations will be announced February 8. The Oscars are scheduled to take place March 27