The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual Effects branch has today chosen the seven films in contention for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards. A list of 15 movies was drawn up last month, and now from these seven only three will go on to be nominated on January 25th.
Here are the contenders in alphabetical order:
– Alice in Wonderland
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
– Iron Man 2
– Scott Pilgrim vs the World
– TRON: Legacy
Which select few do you think will make it through to the final 3? Last year it was a battle between Avatar, Star Trek and District 9, with Avatar obviously taking the gold.
The nominations will be chosen after a 15-minute screening of each film and its effects, followed by a Q&A.
Update: According to the press release Academy “members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.” So it looks like they have increased the number of films nominated this year.