Thursday, January 07, 2010

Shortlist for Visual Effects Oscar Nominations



Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category (VFX) for the 82nd Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
STAR TREK
TERMINATOR SALVATION
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
2012


All members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, 21 January. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration. There were not enough qualifying films to have more than three nominees in the category this year.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced Tuesday, 2 February 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented Sunday, 7 March 2010, 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 200 countries worldwide.

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