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10 Amazing Contenders to advance in Visual Effects Category at the 89th Oscars

Among them the best five will be shortened for final Oscar consideration

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The top ten competitors of visual effects category 2016 Academy Awards include Jungle book, arrival and many more
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Los Angeles, Dec 17, 2016: The 10 contenders that will advance in the visual effects category at the 89th Academy awards are- “The Jungle Book”, “Arrival” and Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

“The BFG”, “Captain America: Civil War”, “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, “Passengers” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”- are among the others.

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Among them the best five will be shortened for final Oscar consideration.

Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24 with final ceremony slated to take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017

prepared by Saptaparni Goon of NewsGram. Twitter: @saptaparni_goon

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Oscars to go Hostless Again in Year 2020

Voting for the Academy Awards concluded on Tuesday night with the nominations set to be announced on January 13. The awards will be handed out on February 9

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Oscars awards in frame. Pixabay

Oscars 2020 will come with stars and surprises but no host.

In 2019, the Oscars ceremony was hostless after Kevin Hart stepped down from his hosting duties. Now, ABC has confirmed that the Academy awards will again go hostless this year, reports variety.com.

Karey Burke, the head of ABC Entertainment, confirmed that the upcoming film awards show will have “no traditional host” during her executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday.

“We expect that we’re going to have a very commercial set of nominations and a lot of incredible elements have come together that make us think we are going to have a very entertaining show again,” Burke said when asked why the decision was made to again go hostless.

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Oscars awards in frame. Pixabay

The official Twitter handle of The Academy confirmed the news with a post, indicating that the show will come with stars, performances and surprises, but no host.

The 2019 Oscars were the first to go hostless since 1989. Hart had originally been announced as the host, but he stepped down just days after the announcement after several of his homophobic tweets were resurfaced.

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Last year’s Oscars, which drew just under 30 million viewers, saw a slight rise in the ratings from 2018, but still garnered the second smallest audience ever for an Academy Awards telecast.

Voting for the Academy Awards concluded on Tuesday night with the nominations set to be announced on January 13. The awards will be handed out on February 9. (IANS)