Dunkirk, Logan, Alien: Covenant Among Top Twenty Contenders Advancing In VFX Oscar® Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that twenty films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards® with a shortlist of ten films advancing later this month.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

"Alien: Covenant"

"Beauty and the Beast"

"Blade Runner 2049


''Ghost in the Shell"

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

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"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"

Ten Animated Shorts Advance In 2017 Oscar® Race

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 90th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing an excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



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