Friday, December 08, 2017

#Oscars2018 VFX Shortlist

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

Believe 20 films in a shortlist are too-many and understand why many of those films are in list, because visual effects are great -even when many of those films are not that good (lol)- and some go to the outstanding side of the scale.

There are a couple of films I haven't seen yet but according to general buzz believe will find a spot among the nominees:  Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water.  Still, you never know in this category as there are too-many super heroes films with spectacular effects, many blockbusters, some flops and then too-few-great films.  Always will hope for great movies to be nominated and to win, but with this not-too-short-shortlist my only hope for a nod is for great Wonder Woman (lol!).

The films are listed below in alphabetical order

Alien: Covenant
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Justice League
Kong: Skull Island
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 Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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