The VFX secrets of 2015's Oscar contenders

It's official! The Oscar nominations have just been announced ahead of Hollywood most important ceremony, on Sunday 22 February.

You can see the list in full here on our sister site (though be ready for a shock: The Lego Movie has been cruelly snubbed). But what we're most interested in at Creative Bloq are the nominations for best visual effects. Here we reveal the five contenders in this fiercely competitive category, and where you can learn the secrets of how they were made...

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