You know, I have to admit, it was a pretty movie.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they’ve narrowed down their short-list of potential nominees for this year’s “Best Visual Effects” Academy Award. Twenty films are currently in the running, including Paramount’s live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation.

The full list is as follows:

  • Alien: Covenant
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Justice League
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Life
  • Logan
  • Okja
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • The Shape of Water
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman

The official list of nominees for this year’s Academy Awards will be published on January 23.

Ghost in the Shell hit theaters in the United States on March 31. The feature took in $19 million in its opening weekend, far below its projected $25 million take. The feature brought in a total of $169.8 million against a budget of $110 million.

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) directed the feature, which features a script by William Wheeler (The Hoax) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman was pulled onto the project to rewrite.

Scarlett Johansson took the lead role as “The Major”, while Pilou Asbæk played Batou.

Source: Deadline (Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the tip!)