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The Oscar Nominees for Visual Effects
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Members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch voted to determine these five nominees for the Academy Award for achievement in visual effects.

  • Love and Monsters: Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox

  • The Midnight Sky: Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins

  • Mulan: Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram

  • The One and Only Ivan: Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez

  • Tenet: Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

And here's where to watch the films:


Related: See which movies were nominated for Best Picture

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Love and Monsters
2020
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Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground since the titular giant monsters took control of the land above him. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous creatures that stand in his way. Paramount bought this spec script by writer Brian Duffield in 2012.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects: Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox

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The Midnight Sky
2020
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A scientist in the Arctic races to contact astronauts returning home to a global catastrophe. Based on the novel Good morning, Midnight written by Lily Brooks-Dalton and published by Random House in 2016.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects: Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins

Related: See photos entire shortlist of films for Best Visual Effects

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Mulan
2020
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To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle Northern invaders in China.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects: Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram

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The One and Only Ivan
2020
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A gorilla enjoys his life in captivity living in a shopping mall until a baby elephant comes along and makes him look at things with a new perspective.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects: Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez

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Tenet
2020
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Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a "Protagonist" journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something far beyond real-time.

Nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects: Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

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