10 Finalists Remain for Visual Effects Oscar

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’, and ‘Hugo’ all remain in the running for the visual effects award.
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10 Finalists Remain for Visual Effects Oscar

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is one of the 10 finalists for the Visual Effects Oscar The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Hugo was released November 23rd, 2011.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released August 5th, 2011.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011.

Sources: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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  • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

    @bawnian-dexeus

    Why ? About what i said in my previous reply to you or something ?

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    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

      I give up

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      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

        @bawnian-dexeus

        No, it should of been higher. If it was higher then it was, then Pirates 4 would be better then it turned out to be.

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

          @themoviefanatic 225-250 million wasn't enough?

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          • kguy • 4 years ago

            @bawnian-dexeus That's the word!

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            • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

              @bawnian-dexeus

              Yes, i realized that. I guess if they hade a slightly higher production budget on Pirates 4, then that would not have been a problem.

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              • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

                Thor before Cap any day in VFX.

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                • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                  @themoviefanatic I think he means, poorly done

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                  • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                    @kguy

                    Well, there was as you put it "fake sequences", in Transformers 3 as well.

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                    • kguy • 4 years ago

                      @themoviefanatic Don't know about Pirates 4. There were a couple of fake sequences in that.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                        I'm going to narrow down what i said who it should be that wins. I think it should be either Transformers 3 or Pirates 4 that should win.

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                        • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                          @moviegeek Yep, spot-on analysis, I'd say.

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                          • photoman • 4 years ago

                            Dark of the moon all the way !!!

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                            • cupid • 4 years ago

                              Dark of the Moon :P

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                              • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

                                @daveactor7 Thor's effects sucked? You've got to be kidding. I'll give you some of the Frost Giants, but look how beautifully constructed Asgard was, the rainbow bridge, and other aspects. I thought it was one of the year's best. Definitely no video game moments in the effects.

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                                • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

                                  @daveactor7 I don't think you'd be saying that if you knew what went into the seamless transition of the actor to Caesar in Rise of the Apes. Serkis did one hell of a job on Caesar, and he's got to be one of the best in the industry.

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                                  • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                                    Thors visual effects sucked total balls no offense xD especially the giant creature in the frost giant world.

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                                    • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

                                      @bane5000 Ditto. First Class over Thor? I don't think so.

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                                      • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                        Very surprised Thor wasnt nominated

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                                        • moviegeek • 4 years ago

                                          @corey@narrator I wouldn't be surprised to see Captain America get in there. Look at the seamless shrinking of Chris Evans they did. These visual effects nuts that vote for this will catch that, maybe moreso than the visuals for something like The Tree of Life.

                                          Rise of the Planet of the Apes

                                          Harry Potter

                                          Hugo

                                          Those are about the only sure three. Tree of Life really isn't all the showy, the second Transformers film wasn't even nominated (!), X-Men's visuals bordered on cheesy (IMO), Real Steel would lose out to the robots of Transformers before it got in, and Pirates' visuals were underlit and rather boring.

                                          I'm surprised to see M:I-GP on here though. I can't remember any "visual effects" persay in the film that stood out. There aren't creatures or giant visuals?

                                          I would guess Captain America, Tree of Life, and Transformers will battle out the last two spots.

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