VFX Oscar Longlist: ‘Cats,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ and ‘1917’ Make The Cut

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VFX Oscar Longlist: ‘Cats,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ and ‘1917’ Make The Cut
Twenty films are in the running in the Oscars visual effects category after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its longlist Tuesday. Among them are late entry “Cats” and frontrunners “Avengers: Endgame, “The Irishman,” “Gemini Man,” and “The Lion King”

The digital fur donned by Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, and James Corden in “Cats” spawned strong reactions after the trailer dropped earlier this year. But the film’s feline VFX transformations still haven’t been screened to awards voters. Questions arose last month whether the film would be finished in time for awards deadlines after members of the New York Film Critics Circle were told by the studio that it shouldn’t expect to see the film before mid-December, after the group votes this Wednesday, but the late-breaking movie is still in play in the Oscar race.

Disney is well-represented on the list of contenders, led by “The Lion King,
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