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Oscar Award: 20 Movies Selected for Visual Effects Category

Hollywood (December 5, 2017): The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 20 films to move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards.

The AMPAS made the announcement yesterday. The list is dominated by big-budget tentpole films such as “Dunkirk,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”  “Justice League,” “Spider-Man Homecoming,”  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Wonder Woman,” but also includes South Korean action-fantasy “Ojka” and Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War tale “The Shape of Water,” which carries a budget of under $20 million.

The ten movies selected by the AMPAS are: “Alien: Covenant”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Blade Runner 2049”, “Dunkirk”, ‘‘Ghost in the Shell”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “Justice League”, “Kong: Skull Island”, “Life”, “Logan”, “Ojka”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, “The Shape of Water”, “Spider-Man Homecoming”, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, “War for the Planet of the Apes”, and “Wonder Woman”.

The Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee determined the preliminary shortlist. The panel will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting later this month.

The top four domestic box officer performers — “Beauty and the Beast,” “Wonder Woman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Spider-Man Homecoming” There are two films that have not yet opened: Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: the Last Jedi.”

Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on January 23 next year. The ceremony will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be telecast live on American TV channels.

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