Oscar screeners: Disney sends ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Disney just sent Oscar voters screeners of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” continuing the franchise comeback that started with 2015’s critically acclaimed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This spinoff film, a standalone story set in-between “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Episode IV: A New Hope,” merits 85% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The story follows Jyn Erso (Oscar nominee Felicity Jones), who leads a group of Rebel spies on a mission to the steal the plans for the Death Star. The film takes back in time to an earlier chapter of the “Star Wars” saga, but it does so with multicultural cast that includes Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen and Forest Whitaker.

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Our racetrack odds, which are based on the combined Oscar predictions of Gold Derby Experts, Editors and Users, have “Rogue One” ranked third for Best Sound Mixing, second for Best Sound Editing, fourth for Best Score and second for Best Visual Effects.

To date, 50 films have been delivered this season. Below, a list of these titles with the most recent first.

Dec. 26: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Dec. 23: “Patriots Day”

Dec. 22: “Hidden Figures”

Dec. 21:  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Dec. 20: “Allied”
Dec. 20: “Fences”
Dec. 20: “Silence”

Dec. 19: “La La Land”

Dec. 16: “Moonlight”

Dec. 14: “2oth Century Women”

Dec. 13: “Jackie”

Dec. 12: “Elle”
Dec. 12: “Julieta”
Dec. 12: “Toni Erdmann”

Dec.6: “Arrival”
Dec, 6: “Florene Foster Jenkins”

Dec. 5: “Miss Sloane”

Dec. 2: “Christine”
Dec. 2: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
Dec. 2: “Life, Animated”
Dec. 2: “The Music of Strangers”
Dec. 2: “Neruda”

Nov. 30: “The Dressmaker”
Nov. 30: “The Handmaiden”
Nov. 30: “Manchester by the Sea”
Nov. 30: “The Man Who Knew Infinity” (Actors branch)

Nov. 23: “Trolls”

Nov. 21: “Finding Dory”

Nov. 18: “Deepwater Horizon”
Nov. 18: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Nov. 17: “Sully”

Nov. 15: “The Secret Life of Pets”
Nov. 15: “Sausage Party”

Nov. 14: “Captain America: Civil War”
Nov. 14: “The Jungle Book”
Nov. 14: “Zootopia”

Nov. 11: “The Birth of a Nation”

Nov. 9: “Hell or High Water”

Nov. 7: “Captain Fantastic”
Nov. 7: “Denial”
Nov. 7: “Eye in the Sky”

Nov. 1: “Cafe Society”
Nov. 1: “Love and Friendship”
Nov. 1: “The Neon Demon”

Oct. 18: “Long Way North”

Oct. 12: “Hello, My Name is Doris”

Sept. 24: “I Saw the Light”
Sept. 24: “The Meddler”

Aug. 30: “Maggie’s Plan”
Aug. 30: “Miles Ahead”

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