Academy Unveils 2019 Oscar Shortlists

The Academy have revealed what films have been shortlisted for nine 2019 Oscar categories — the category of Best Visual Effects is of most interest to Star Wars fans….

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, Jan. 5. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

• Ant-Man and the Wasp*
• Avengers: Infinity War*
• Black Panther*
• Christopher Robin
• First Man
• Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom*
• Mary Poppins Returns
• Ready Player One*
• Solo: A Star Wars Story*
• Welcome to Marwen

Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) are responsible for Visual Effects in six of the ten shortlisted films (marked with *), the nominees will be revealed in full on January 22nd 2019 and we wish them all the very best of luck!