Of course, the one wholly original film on the shortlist is probably the most likely to win; That'd be Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
My favourite inclusion may just be Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Unlike every other finalist, its effects are far more grounded in the service of good old fashioned action staging. I don't expect it to get nominated, but I didn't expect to even get this far. Good on it!
Here are the ten:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Transformers: Age of Extinction
X-Men: Days of Future Past