'Rogue One,' 'The Jungle Book' Among 10 Films Still in Oscars Visual Effects Race

Ben Mendelsohn in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (Photo: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm)
Ben Mendelsohn with a hefty support squad in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (Photo: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm)

By Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

Ten films including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens today, will advance in the visual effects Oscar race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday.

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Five of the 10 are from Disney: The Jungle Book, Rogue One, The BFG, and a pair of Marvel titles, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange.

Also notable is Kubo and the Two Strings: To find an animated film that was nominated in the VFX category, one must look back to 1993’s stop-motion The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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The 10 films are:
Arrival
The BFG
Captain America: Civil War
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Passengers
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