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20 Films Announced as Contenders for VFX Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released their list of films to be considered in the race for the Best Visual Effects award at the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards. The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration; later this month, the committee will select a shortlist of 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Ad Astra

The Aeronauts


Alita: Battle Angel

Avengers: Endgame

Captain Marvel



Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Ford v Ferrari

Gemini Man

The Irishman

Jumanji: The Next Level

The Lion King

Men in Black: International



Spider-Man: Far from Home

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Terminator: Dark Fate

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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