The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the films nominated for an Oscar® for the 89th Academy Awards®. In a departure from the past the nominations were announced via a live stream without the press in attendance.

The Nominees for Visual Effects are:

Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, Burt Dalton
• fxpodcast with ILM visual effects supervisor Craig Hammack

Doctor Strange
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould
• Doctor Strange’s Magical Mystery Tour in time
• fxpodcast overall VFX Supervisor Stephane Ceretti

The Jungle Book
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon
Out of the pages and into The Jungle Book
fxpodcast visual effects supervisor Rob Legato

Kubo and the Two Strings
Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McClean, Brad Schiff
Kubo and the Two Strings: water effects
Kubo and the Two Strings: the Moon Beast
Kubo and the Two Strings: Rapid Prototyping evolves

•Kubo and the Two Strings: behind The Hall of Bones

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould
Part 1: Rogue One shows its Force
Part 2: Rogue One character animation


The Nominees for Animated Short are:

Blind Vaysha: Theodore Ushev

Borrowed Time: Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Pear Cider and Cigarettes: Robert Valley and Cara Speller

Pearl: Patrick Osborne

Piper:  Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
• Piper :The tech of PIXAR part 1: Piper – daring to be different 


The Nominees for Animated Feature film are:

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle


The Nominees for Production Design:

It is also worth noting that in the category of Best Production Design, visual effects film lead the charge with three of the five films relying on heavily on Visual Effects to realise key Production design.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land


Complete list of nominees:

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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