Rogue OneSome of this year's biggest movies are one step closer to Oscar.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science announced the shortlist for the Best Visual Effects category, and it's full of major blockbusters like "The Jungle Book," "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and the soon-to-be-huge "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." And in an unusual move, the animated feature "Kubo and the Two Strings" made the list.

Last year, robot drama "Ex Machina" took the prize.

Later this month, a committee will further narrow down the list to 10 contenders. Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 24.

Here's the shortlist:

  • "Alice Through the Looking Glass"

  • "Arrival"

  • "The BFG"

  • "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

  • "Captain America: Civil War"

  • "Deadpool"

  • "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"

  • "Passengers"

  • "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

  • "Star Trek Beyond"

  • "Suicide Squad"

  • "Sully"

  • "Warcraft"

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

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