In a surprising turn of events, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy, has failed to secure a spot on the shortlist for the Visual Effects category at the Oscars.
The films that have made it to the shortlist include a mix of anticipated blockbusters and intriguing projects. Among them are Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Boys in the Boat,” Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
According to the Independent, This list will be further narrowed down to 10, with the updated shortlist set to be disclosed on December 21. The final five nominees for the Visual Effects category will be officially revealed on January 23, leading up to the Oscars ceremony on March 10.
In other Oscars news, the 96th edition of the prestigious awards ceremony will witness a schedule change. The official show is set to begin at 7 pm Eastern, an hour earlier than usual. The pre-show will kick off at 6:30 pm Eastern. Traditionally starting at 8 pm, the Oscars organizers aim to keep the runtime within three hours.
The Oscars, globally broadcast in over 200 territories, have seen increased international representation in the film academy in recent years. Efforts to regain pre-pandemic viewership levels are ongoing, with Jimmy Kimmel returning as the host for the fourth time.