Oscar Visual Effects shortlist: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Revenant’ make the top 20

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And then there were 20. The motion picture academy has significantly pared down the field for Best Visual Effects, narrowing the race to the final 20 contenders:

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“Ant-Man”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Bridge of Spies
“Chappie”
“Everest”
“Ex Machina”
“Furious 7”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”
“In the Heart of the Sea”
“Jupiter Ascending”
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
The Martian
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
“The Revenant”
“Spectre”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“Terminator Genisys”
“Tomorrowland”
“The Walk”

Every film in the top 10 of our latest Oscar predictions made the cut. Noteworthy films absent from the list include the fantasy films “Cinderella,” “Crimson Peak” and “Pan,” as well as CGI-heavy comedies “Ted” and “Pixels.” Perhaps the most surprising inclusion is the Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies,” which may indicate just how much support there is in the academy for the Steven Spielberg film.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” currently leads our predictions with odds of 21/10, followed by “Mad Max: Fury Road” (7/2) and “The Martian” (4/1). Has your opinion changed now that the shortlist has been unveiled?

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” photo credit: Walt Disney Pictures

“Mad Max: Fury Road” photo credit: Moviestore/REX

“The Revenant” photo credit: Moviestore/REX

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