By Nick Romano
December 02, 2016 at 07:27 PM EST
Lucasfilm; Jan Thijs; Jaap Buitendijk

The 2017 Oscars race continues to take shape, and for visual effects, the race is down to 20 contenders. 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced the shortlist of remaining films that are being considered for an Oscar nomination in the Best Visual Effects category. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (to be released on Dec. 16), Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Arrival have all made the cut. 

Later this month, a committee will further whittle this list down to 10 films before the official Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Ex Machina won the statuette for Best VFX this past year. 

Here’s the shortlist:

Alice Through the Looking Glass



Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Captain America: Civil War


Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Independence Day: Resurgence

The Jungle Book

Kubo and The Two Strings

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad



X-Men: Apocalypse

The 2017 Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26.