The 10 films that advanced to the VFX Oscar Bakeoff were announced yesterday:
- Alien: Covenant
- Blade Runner 2049
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Kong: Skull Island
- The Shape of Water
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- War for the Planet of the Apes
The Shape of Water, with VFX by Mr. X Inc, was included in the list. The Bakeoff takes place on January 6, Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23rd.
Wonder Woman (with VFX by Pixomondo) and Logan (with VFX by Soho VFX) were on the list of 20 but did not advance to the Bakeoff.
Thank you to the Academy's VFX Executive Branch for selecting @shapeofwater to move on to the Academy bakeoff!! We are humbled to have our work stand alongside so many incredible films and filmmakers. https://t.co/8eat53AZio via @thr— MR. X (@MR_X_INC) December 18, 2017