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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
Here’s what the Gold Rush Gang thinks is getting in, with The Jungle Book as a clear frontrunner. Among possible Best Picture contenders, this list starts to look a bit bleak. Only Arrival and Sully are true possibilities there, for what it’s worth.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Alice through the Looking Glass”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Independence Day: Resurgence”
“The Jungle Book”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Star Trek Beyond”
The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.
Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
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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