OSCAR: 15 Features In Line For VFX Award

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“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”



“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”


In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 25 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre.

  1. The only thing Airbender should even be considered for is music, everything else about that film was pure and utter embarassing rubbish

  2. I think it should be Tron: Legacy, Inception, Unstoppable, and The Last Airbender. Tron: Legacy and Inception will be the favorites.

  3. Definitely Inception vs. Tron for this one. Isn’t it about time the Academy divide the VFX award into separate practical and digital effects categories? Personally loved the VFX in Scott Pilgrim and would love to see that film get more recognition.

  4. My Top Five:

    Alice in Wonderland
    Harry Potter
    Tossup, I’ll throw it to Iron Man 2 though it’s more of the same

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