Friday, 2 December 2016

20 FILMS MAKE OSCAR VISUAL EFFECTS SHORTLIST


The Academy's visual effects branch has gone a bit overboard this year, but can you blame them? Pool just about any five out of their nomination shortlist for 2016 and you'd likely have a worthy selection. Normally, this branch reveals a 10-strong lineup set to advance to the bake-off stage of voting, but they've doubled their count this year. The big losers this year, at this stage, would be Assassin's Creed, The Legend of Tarzan and A Monster Calls (how they failed to push past some of this bunch I'll never know) though there'll definitely be many more when nominations are announced on the 24th of January - this category was chock-full of huge surprises last year. Check out the full list of 20 just here:

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Arrival
The BFG
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
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
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
Sully
Warcraft
X-Men: Apocalypse