OSCAR Showdown With STAR WARS, AVENGERS, JURASSIC WORLD, More, ICEMAN Actor Talks Character's Sexuality

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has revealed its list of potential nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. Of the 20 films nominated, many are genre films, including Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Jurassic World. Here's the full list of nominees:

Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bridge of Spies
Chappie
Everest
Ex Machina
Furious 7
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
Jupiter Ascending
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator Genisys
Tomorrowland
The Walk

The nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 18, 2016, while the winners will be awarded on February 28.


SHAWN ASHMORE Would Portray ICEMAN As Gay

Now that Bobby Drake has been outed as gay in comic books, there's been some curiousity as to whether that transition would follow the character into film, were he to appear onscreen again. Now, Iceman actor Shawn Ashmore has thrown his support behind the idea.

“Obviously the comics and movies are separate. I wonder what the transition would be because we’ve sort of established Bobby as having a love interest in Rogue and having a love interest in sort of Kitty Pryde, but I think it’d be really interesting,” Ashmore told IGN. “I think it’d probably be the most interesting thing that could happen to Bobby in the films. If they decided to take the story that way, it’d be incredibly dramatic, it’d be an interesting storyline, and it would give Bobby a great character arc. I’d definitely be open to that, but again, I’m not sure if they want to take the character in that direction. I have no idea how they would play that out. I think it’d be very interesting.”

Ashmore portrayed Bobby Drake/Iceman in four X-Men films, including the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check out a video of the interview right here:

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