And then there were ten…Oscar bake off list

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards.

The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films online or attend satellite bake-off screenings in January 2020.

Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • “Alita: Battle Angel”
  • “Avengers: Endgame”
  • “Captain Marvel”
  • “Cats”
  • “Gemini Man”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “The Lion King”
  • “1917”
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
  • “Terminator: Dark Fate”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories in addition to Visual Effects, there was  Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film.


Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Ninety-two films qualified in the category.  Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  • “Dcera (Daughter)”
  • “Hair Love”
  • “He Can’t Live without Cosmos”
  • “Hors Piste”
  • “Kitbull”
  • “Memorable”
  • “Mind My Mind”
  • “The Physics of Sorrow”
  • “Sister”
  • “Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days”

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 2, 2020 and concludes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

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