The 82nd Academy Awards will be held next March and the 15 movies nominated for the Visual Effects Oscar have been revealed. Here they are:
Angels & Demons
Disney’s A Christmas Caro
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Where the Wild Things Are
In early January the list will be narrowed down to 7, then later in the month members of the visual effects branch will watch excerpts from the movies, and the list will be narrowed down to 3. Earlier this year it was a showdown between Iron Man, The Dark Knight and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with Button’s ageing effects coming out on top.
Since Avatar Day when we got a glimpse at 15 minutes of footage I’ve had my money on Avatar winning, and from the early reviews it seems it will be a serious contender. I’m glad District 9 got a nod. Out of all the films nominated it had the lowest budget ($30 million) and the guys at WETA did a great job with those financial constraints.
Which visual effects wowed you in 2009? Who do you want to win the Visual Effects Oscar?