Academy Names 20 Visual Effects Oscar Shortlist Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the twenty films who made it through the first round of consideration for the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category. Expectedly, among the contenders in the category including a number of blockbuster films and superhero movies.

This is just the first step of a three step process that comprises the process potential nominees go through for the Visual Effects category. From here, a shortlist of the films will be determined and then announced by the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee later this month. Another round of voting will winnow the list down to the five nominees that the entire Academy will vote on for the Oscar.

Here is the complete 2018 Oscar shortlist for Best Visual Effects –

Alien: Covenant
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Justice League
Kong: Skull Island
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Shape of Water
Spider-Man Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Thor: Ragnarok
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

The 90th Academy Awards take place March 4.

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