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91st Academy Awards: 20 Contenders Advance in VFX Oscar Race

From Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ to Universal’s ‘Welcome to Marwen,’ 20 spectacular contenders vie for nominations at the 91st Academy Awards. 

StudioCanal’s ‘Paddington 2’ joins 19 other features under consideration for a nomination for best visual effects at the 91st Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Bumblebee
  • Christopher Robin
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Mortal Engines
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Paddington 2
  • A Quiet Place
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Welcome to Marwen

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 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 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.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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