The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars, three of which are both Disney and/or Marvel properties. They are: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent. X-Men: Days of Future Past also remains in the running, with the other finalists being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The shortlist was determined by the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.