10 Shortlisted in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted 10 movies for VFX Oscar consideration for the 85th Academy Awards, headed by such frontrunners as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and Life of Pi. Two pleasant surprises: John Carter and Skyfall. My predictions: The Avengers, TDKR, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, and Skyfall.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Amazing Spider-Man
Cloud Atlas
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
John Carter
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, Jan. 3.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Movies, Oscar, performance capture, previs, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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