As always, a few surprises.
From the Academy’s press release:
The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee from AMPAS has determined the shortlist for the race to the VFX Oscar.
All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited virtually to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: