The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is out with its shortlist of 10 films that will vie for Visual Effects nominations at the 89th Oscars. Discover a special VFX Breakdown for each of the movie.

Arrival

A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.

The BFG

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Captain America: Civil War

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Deepwater Horizon

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Doctor Strange

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

The Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

Kubo and the Two Strings

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Passengers

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.