Oscars: Visual Effects Shortlist Long On Action With ‘Star Wars’, ‘Mad Max’, ‘Jurassic World’ & More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled a list of 20 films in the running for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. It’s the maximum number allowed for the VFX shortlist, under a new Academy rule. Seven of the 10 domestic top-grossing films of 2015 made the list, and three — In the Heart Of The Sea, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — have yet to be released stateside. Vying alongside the blockbusters are smaller films including Ex Machina and Chappie and big-budget box office disappointments Tomorrowland and Jupiter Ascending.

Here’s the full list:

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Furious 7
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
Jupiter Ascending
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator Genisys
The Walk

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced January 14, and the trophies will be doled out on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. ABC will air the proceedings.

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