2018 VFX Academy Award: 10 Films Advance To The Oscar Bake-Off

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has whittled down the visual effects Oscar shortlist from twenty films to ten.

The shortlisted films, determined by the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee, are:

Cartoon Brew has previously published an in-depth rundown of this year’s contenders, and the five films that we suggested could be nominated all made the cut to the next round.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Following this “vfx bake-off,” the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

  • white vader

    Whoa it’s subjective of course but I agree with all these films making it/the ones that were culled – but boy howdy the next one’s gonna hurt. I don’t care what angry fanboys (who generally haven’t lived through or understand the history of vfx) say about cg, the standard of fx now/every year is just so high (and amazing when new is combined with old) . Despite ever tighter constraints, and more and more in service to story and character. My personal fave is Apes. For those reasons!

  • SnicksterFace

    Where’s Justice League?

  • Mack

    Curious why Thor: Ragnarok didn’t make the cut. Of the finalists I’ve seen, I’d place Thor: Ragnarok over Kong: Skull Island.

  • JuanBauty

    Absolutely injustice for Beauty And The Beast