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Oscars: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘The Irishman’ Among Contenders For Best Visual Effects

Marvel's tentpole movie and Martin Scorsese's period drama lead the pack of this year's nominees
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Avengers: Endgame featured some of the most groundbreaking effects in modern-day cinema
Avengers: Endgame featured some of the most groundbreaking effects in modern-day cinema

It’s the awards season and with the 92nd set to take place soon, a list of the ten movies that have been nominated in the Best Visual Effects category has been released.

The shortlist which was compiled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences features some of the visually impressive films of the year and among them are ’s juggernaut Avengers: Endgame and the critically acclaimed period drama The Irishman.

Endgame featured some of the most groundbreaking effects in modern-day cinema as it portrayed the titular heroes facing off against the Mad Titan, Thanos, and his army. It was a battle that shook the very essence of reality and had cosmic effects.

The de-aging technology used in The Irishman is astonishingly convincing
The de-aging technology used in The Irishman is astonishingly convincing

The Irishman is a dramatic feature that uses the de-aging technology to vividly show the characters in flashback sequences. It worked perfectly as it was difficult to spot any flaws in the pacesetting effect.

Both movies will slug it out for the grand prize on February 9, 2020, when Academy Awards takes place and the full list of the movies joining them in contention can be seen below.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

CAPTAIN MARVEL

CATS

GEMINI MAN

THE IRISHMAN

THE LION KING

1917

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

Sydney Elike
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