20 Contenders Advance In VFX Oscar® Race


Last Updated: December 2, 2016 8:55 am GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--December 2, 2016) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
  • “Alice through the Looking Glass”
  • “Arrival”
  • “The BFG”
  • “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
  • “Captain America: Civil War”
  • “Deadpool”
  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Doctor Strange”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • “Independence Day: Resurgence”
  • “The Jungle Book”
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
  • “Passengers”
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • “Star Trek Beyond”
  • “Suicide Squad”
  • “Sully”
  • “Warcraft”
  • “X-Men: Apocalypse”
The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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