The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced. As always, the nominees were determined by the visual effects branch of the Academy after attending a bake-off of 10 films. The full Academy membership will vote on the winners of each category. The awards ceremony will take place on February 26, 2017.
Here are the nominees for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 89th Academy Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation of these magnificent images.
Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
This are the first Oscar nominations for Hammack, Snell and Billington, and Dalton's fourth (who won for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button").
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
This is the second Oscar nomination for Ceretti and Paul Corobould, and the first for Bluff and Cirelli.
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon
This is the fourth Oscar nomination for Legato (who has won two Oscars for "Hugo" and "Titanic"), the third for Jones (who won for "Avatar"). This is Dan Lemmon's third nomination, and the first for Adam Valdez.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
These are the first Oscar nominations for Emerson, Jones, McLean and Schiff.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould
This is Knoll's sixth Oscar nomination (who has won for "Pirates 2"), the first for Leo, the fourth for Hickel (who won for "Pirates 2"), and the fifth for Neil Corbould (winner for "Gravity" and "Gladiator")