Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Academy's Visual Effects shortlist of 10 films

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences narrowed the field today for its Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar from 15 films down to 10.

The movies still eligible to be nominated for a Visual Effects Academy Award include the year's top three box office hits Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Each of these three pulled in over $1 billion globally, while another shortlisted film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol appears to be on track to join them in the billion-dollar club.

The list is trimmed slightly from the previous shortlist of 15 and eliminates Cowboys & Aliens, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sucker Punch, Super 8 and Thor from the list.


10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar® Race

Beverly Hills, CA (January 4, 2012) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Captain America: The First Avenger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Real Steel

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The Tree of Life

X-Men: First Class

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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