Oscar Watch: Visual Effects Branch Narrows List to 15

Oscar Watch: Visual Effects Branch Narrows List to 15

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Fifteen features have made the semi-finals for the Visual Effects Oscar. In early January, the visual effects branch executive committee members (who selected the semifinalists) will trim the list to seven. At the VFX bakeoff on January 20, the VFX teams screen 15-minute show-reels that show how they achieved their effects. Then the members will vote on the final five nominated films for Oscar consideration. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT.

The films listed in alphabetical order below are what you would expect:

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“Alice in Wonderland”
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
“Clash of the Titans”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“Hereafter”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2”
“The Last Airbender”
“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
“Shutter Island”
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
“Tron: Legacy”
“Unstoppable”

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre, televised live by ABC.

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Comments

Rafael Plaza

For me: Scott Pilgrim, Inception, Alice in Wonderland, Tron:Legacy and Harry Potter.
But, yeah, Where the hell is enter the void

Ian

Fingers crossed for Scott Pilgrim. I will be ecstatic if it gets a nomination.

Anders

Without no doubt Iron Man 2 had this years best visual effects.

Terry

I want Scott Pilgrim to win, the only live action film to translate that hectic Manga style successfully to live action. A wonderful job from Double Negative.

Levent

where the hell is enter the void ?

Jameb

I kind of want Scott Pilgrim to win.

Christina

Sam–I think James lynch meant avatar last airbender

Doug

Oh I just read that they will be nominating FIVE this year.

So difficult keeping track how many films they will nominate in their categories…

Doug

Inception, Scott Pilgrim VS The World, Tron: Legacy.

Fingers crossed.

PATRICIO

From Chile, in South America, I can say that not seen all that movies in my country, but, I think the best until now is INCEPTION.

sam

Eh, won last year.

James Lynch

ehh avatar?

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