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Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Tom Cruise action thriller 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' bypassed. 2016 Best Visual Effects Oscar semi-finalists: 'Ex Machina,' 'The Revenant' surprisingly remain in the running A couple of weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the semi-semi-finalists for the 2016 Visual Effects Academy Award. There were 20 movies on the list. On Monday, Dec. 21, the Academy announced 10 films as the actual semi-finalists; five of these will be shortlisted for the 2016 Oscar. As found in its press release, the Academy's “Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films.” The […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out



Best Visual Effects Oscar Contenders: Daring Tom Cruise & Destructive Dinosaurs In

Best Visual Effects Oscar contender: 'Jurassic World' dinosaurs competing with plane stowaway Tom Cruise. 2015 Best Visual Effects Oscar longlist: Spies, superheroes and GMO dinosaurs Today, Dec. 7, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 20 movies are in the running for the 2016 Best Visual Effects Academy Awards. These feature just about everything, from tiny bugs, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Lawrence to genetically modified giant lizards, groovily clad intergalactic stormtroopers, and (mostly) guys in Halloween costumes performing the usual eye-popping feats. Of the 20 movies listed below, ten will be selected as semi-finalists. These will be made public later this month. (See also: Best Visual Effects Oscar contenders of a decade ago.) Best Visual Effects qualifications […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Contenders: Daring Tom Cruise & Destructive Dinosaurs In



'Harry Potter' & 'Transformers 3': Oscar Visual Effects Semi-Finalists

Shia LaBeouf in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon It's not often that you find a heavy family drama listed among the year's semi-finalists for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award. But that's the case of Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which has been shortlisted along with nine other movies, including Martin Scorsese's period fantasy Hugo, David Yates/Daniel Radcliffe's blockbuster Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the Tom Cruise box office hit Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and Johnny Depp's most recent pirate movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Below is the full list of semi-finalists, in alphabetical order: Captain America: The First Avenger Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Hugo Mission: […]


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'Harry Potter' & 'Transformers 3': Oscar Visual Effects Semi-Finalists