Oscars’ VFX Shortlist: ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘Valerian’ & More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have pared to 10 films the finalists for the Outstanding Visual Effects category, with the last-minute entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi among those making the cut.

Among the other notables on the list is Okja, the Netflix movie from Bong Joon-ho that only hit theaters long enough to qualify for Oscar consideration. Also, two films that are bucking the norm for also being firmly in the Best Picture hunt: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

Here’s the shortlist, determined by the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch executive committee:

Alien: Covenant

Blade Runner 2049


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

War for the Planet of the Apes

From here, all members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on January 6. The vote to nominate five films will come immediately after, and nominations will be unveiled January 23.

The 90th Oscars are Sunday, March 4.

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