Here's the list of 20 contenders for the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar for the 88th Academy Awards

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. Ten films will be shortlisted for nominations voting (these ten will go to the traditional VFX Bake-Off).

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.

So, which films do you think will make the final cut-off list, and be nominated?


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  • Turker Mutlu

    I think The Revenant is gonna take it. In my opinion Academy don’t like vfx-in-your-face kind of movies like Avengers or Godzilla, they like invisible vfx. Also they love Iñárritu, which is pretty understandable, he is a great director.