"Jurassic World" and "Star Wars" Vying for Visual Effects Oscar, One Loses to Other in Biggest Film Opening

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Jurrasic World and Star Wars are vying for the same Oscar. Both films are up for the Best Visual Effects award.

The end of the holidays means it's time for awards season to begin.

While the Academy Award nominations won't be announced until January 14, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed Monday the shortlist of potential nominees for just one category, that of best visual effects, with Jurassic World and Star Wars among them.

Jurassic World opened back in June, and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. It is the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series of films about dinosaurs.

In addition to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World, other contenders for the visual effects Oscar are Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant (which just opened on Christmas Day), Tomorrowland, and The Walk.

From this shortlist, five contenders will receive the Academy Award nomination.

Will Jurassic World and Star Wars both make the cut?

In other Jurassic World and Star Wars news, Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered Jurassic World's earnings for being the biggest film opening ever.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.