2:30pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Oscars: 'Lion King,' 'Rise of Skywalker' and 'Cats' Among 20 Films to Advance in VFX Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the 20 films in the running for this season's Oscar in visual effects.
Contenders also include the de-aging/digital work on Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, the digital Will Smith in Gemini Man and a collection of de-aged Marvel characters in Avengers: Endgame. The list also features some invisible work, such as that in Sam Mendes' WWI story 1917 and James Mangold's racing drama Ford v. Ferrari.
The Academy's VFX branch executive committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration. Later this month, the committee will select a shortlist of 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.
The complete list of films is below.
Alita: Battle Angel
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Ford v. Ferrari
Jumanji: The Next Level
The Lion King
Men in Black: International
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Terminator: Dark Fate