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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the shortlist for the visual effects race.
The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, and Kubo and the Two Strings were among the films to advance, the Academy on Friday.
Some interesting misses were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, and Sully. Star Trek Beyond also missed the cut. Surprising, as the two previous Star Trek films in this newest reboot not only made the shortlist but were nominated for Visual Effects Oscars.
Arrival stands as the only contender with a realistic shot at a Best Picture nomination. Ex-Machina won the Visual Effects Oscar last year over The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, both of which were nominated for Best Picture and went on to win other awards.
Find out what the Gold Rush Gang thinks will be in Oscar’s top five here.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
Captain America: Civil War
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story