The list of the final ten movies qualifying for Best Visual Effects has been announced with some surprising misses.
In the past few years, the visual effects game has changed rapidly in Hollywood. With the introduction of voxels to which Margot Robbie and Miles Teller drank to last year, the visual effects competition has gotten cut throat.
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This year with so many superhero movies and movies in general that used the visual effects, they were all competing for the prestigious Oscar trophy. Out of many, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science have shortlisted ten movies that include Marvel’s superhero hits Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron leading the list.
Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, the biggest blockbuster of this summer, the Chris Pratt starrer, Jurassic World, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Matt Damon’s The Martian, Alejandro Innaritu’s The Revenant, George Clooney’s Tomorrowland, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s The Walk and last but not the least, J.J. Abram’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The list for the top contenders was announced on December 7th which was before Star Wars. It was released for viewership by VIPs or public. It was a definite contender for visual effects in the Oscars race before it was even released.
Many movies have been left out of the top contention including; Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Chappie, Everest, Furious Seven and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
10 films that remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards are:
“Avengers: Age of Ultron”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
In the next stage 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, January 9th. The list will then be narrowed down to five finalists which will be the official nominees that enter into the Oscar race.
The Oscar 2016 nominees will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 14th at 5:30 a.m. PST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.
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The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.