Oscar: Just before the nominations are to be announced for the 2016 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has released shortlists for many of the categories. The contenders in the running for categories such as Best Visual Effects, Foreign Language Film and Best Original Score include some of the most talked about movies of 2015. In addition, 305 feature films are still in the running for Best Picture nominations. Check out the list below and come back to see if your favorites ended up with a nomination Thursday, January 14, 2016. Then don't forget to tune in on the big night to see who takes home the trophies Sunday, February 28 7e|4p on ABC for the Oscars hosted by Chris Rock.