20 VFX Contenders Advance in Oscar Race

Via AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards®.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

   Ant-Man
   Avengers: Age of Ultron
   Bridge of Spies
   Chappie
   Everest
   Ex Machina
   Furious Seven
   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
   In the Heart of the Sea
   Jupiter Ascending
   Jurassic World
   Mad Max: Fury Road
   The Martian
   Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
   The Revenant
   Spectre
   Star Wars: The Force Awakens
   Terminator Genisys
   Tomorrowland
   The Walk

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist.  This year, in the Visual Effects category, the number of eligible films initially shortlisted for further consideration was increased to a maximum of 20 titles.  The number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting remains at 10, which will be announced later this month.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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.

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