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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Alien: Covenant”

  • “Beauty and the Beast”

  • “Blade Runner 2049

  • “Dunkirk”

  • ‘‘Ghost in the Shell”

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

  • “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

  • “Justice League”

  • “Kong: Skull Island”

  • “Life”

  • “Logan”

  • “Okja”

  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

  • “The Shape of Water”

  • “Spider-Man Homecoming”

  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

  • “Thor: Ragnarok”

  • “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

  • “War for the Planet of the Apes”

  • “Wonder Woman”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Nominations for the 90th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Any Apes film and any Star Wars film have to be in the running.

‘Logan’ and ‘Dunkirk’ went low key (mostly) and plot driven, which is sometimes a plus, but neither is ‘Ex Machina’.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ looked great, but maybe not enough to stand out this year. I’d be fine if it won, but I don’t think it has the momentum.

‘Life’ had very good work, but the film came and went without much fuss. The rest are pretty straightforward (big budget) VFX work.

The only one that might upset the race is ‘Okja’, but that was pretty low on the radar.


I would be OK with that one.

Were changes made this year to allow Netflix films to be considered or was Okja given a theatrical release along with its Netflix release?


It got a release;


Thanks, Steve. I thought I remember something of this nature taking place. Snowpiercer is the only other Bong Joon Ho film I’ve seen but I enjoy his point of view.

Did you see Okja?


Not yet, which may be why I’m discounting it’s chances.


Mother by him is worth watching.


I’m not sure that it is an effects masterpiece but I think it uses it’s budget well. I felt emotionally invested in the creature. So I thought they effectively created an emotional connection with the effects which is really what I want out of a film often even above technical brilliance.


I had a bacon sandwich this morning. I might not be the ideal audience if what I’ve heard is accurate…


Ya. I would still eat a bacon sandwich. It did make me think about the implications of that though. :wink:


But I really like bacon…


I’d highly recommend his “Memories of Murder”. As far as I’m concerned, it’s South korea’s best film.


Best Motion Picture — Drama

Call Me By Your Name
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture — Comedy

The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Actor in a Television Series Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Isreal, Esq.

Best Actress — Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy/Musical

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy/Musical

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Director Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christoper Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Actor in Limited Series

Robert De Niro, Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Limited Series

Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Score from a Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song from a Motion Picture

“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Television Drama Series

The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaids Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaids Tale

Best Television Comedy/Musical Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will and Grace

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series/Limited Series

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series/Limited Series

David Harbor, Stranger Things
Alfred Molona, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr Robot
Alexander Skasgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Actress in a Limited Series

Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Animated Film

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Best Actress in a TV Series Muscial Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor in a TV Series Musical/Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H, Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormick, Will & Grace

Best Screenplay

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game


Out of those various nominees, I’ve seen Twin Peaks and




Come on David, you saw Dunkirk. :slight_smile:


To be fair, most of the movies aren’t out yet.


Nice to see The Shape of Water getting some recognition.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 10 films to move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards.

AMPAS made the announcement on Monday. The list is dominated by big-budget tentpole films such as “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” but also includes South Korean action-fantasy “Okja” and Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War tale “The Shape of Water,” which carries a budget of under $20 million.

Here is the list in alphabetical order:

“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”


Surely this will go to Blade Runner or Apes?
The Shape of Water is the only one of those which I haven’t seen.
Star Wars obviously looked great again this year.


Not really awards, but Best of the Year stuff: