10 Contenders Remain In VFX Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards®.86thOscars_Logo

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Arrival”
  • The BFG”
  • Captain America: Civil War”
  • Deepwater Horizon”
  • Doctor Strange”
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • The Jungle Book”
  • Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • Passengers”
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar® consideration.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.