Oscars: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man’ Among 10 Movies on VFX Shortlist

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The shortlist for the visual effects prize at the 88th Academy Awards has been announced, narrowed down to ten movies that include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Ant-Man” and “Jurassic World.”

See the full shortlist below.

“Ant-Man”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron”
“Ex Machina”
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“Tomorrowland”
“The Walk”

On Dec. 7, the Academy released a shortlist of 20 films for best visual effects. The movies that didn’t make the cut in the move to ten films include Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” “Chappie,” “Everest,” “Furious Seven” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” When that list had been announced, “The Force Awakens” hadn’t even been released to the public or the industry yet.

In the next phase of voting, the members of the Academy’s visual effects branch will be invited to view ten-minute excerpts of all the contenders on Saturday, Jan. 9. The list will then be narrowed down to five, which will be the official nominees that enter into the Oscar race.

The Oscar nominees will be announced Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 a.m. PST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and will air live on ABC.

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  1. Bill B. says:

    Lotta hot contenders here, but even though it flopped, The Walk had the most original stunning special effects.

  2. Ken says:

    THE WALK — stunning.

  3. Trevor says:

    Wow, I’m surprised to see Ex Machina pull through. It’d be cool if it got a nomination! I would also love to see Tomorrowland get a nomination. It’s the only movie from Disney that isn’t getting promoted for awards consideration and it would be a great if the movie did get some love. That long-take sequence was stellar!

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