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Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film Shortlisted for Academy's Visual Effects Category

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film previously won HPA Award for Outstanding Color Grading

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list 20 shortlisted films for the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards on Monday. The list includes Paramount Pictures' live-action Ghost in the Shell film. The Academy will announce the nominees on January 23, and the awards will take place on March 4.

The film opened in the United States on March 31, and earned US$18,676,033 in its debut weekend in the United States. The film has an estimated total gross of US$40,563,557 in the United States, and an estimated global total of US$169,801,921.

The film won the Hollywood Professional Association Award for Outstanding Color Grading for feature films in November. The film was also nominated in the Outstanding Visual Effects category for feature films but did not win.

The film debuted with the second highest sales on NPD Videoscan's national home video (DVD and Blu-ray Disc) sales charts in the United States when it shipped in the last week of July.

The film's "360 Campaign Reel" was also nominated for the "Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film" award at the Golden Trailers Awards in June, but it did not win the category.

Source: Deadline (Erik Pedersen)

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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