The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the 20 contenders for the Best Visual Effects Award for the 89th Academy Awards:
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
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
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
STAR TREK BEYOND
The nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
As interesting as 'The Arrival' was, it's VFX were hit and miss. 'Sully' is a performance movie, 'Warcraft' was impressive but overly stylized (hard work, but not as realistic looking, sometimes that puts people off), the rest were mostly business as usual for VFX.
The exception, for me, was 'Jungle Book'. It's world was incredibly realistic, despite being shot largely in a car park, and the animals were as believable as the apes from the 'Planet of the Apes' films, but a much wider variety.