The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 20 films are in the running in the visual effects category for the 88th Academy Awards.
The Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee determined the preliminary shortlist. This year, in the visual effects category, the number of eligible films initially shortlisted for further consideration was increased to a maximum of 20 titles. The number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting remains at 10, which will be announced later this month.
The films are:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bridge of Spies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Star Wars: The Force Awakens