15 Finalists Set for Visual Effects Oscar

‘Hugo’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, and ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ are among the contenders for the statuette.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is among the 15 finalist for the visual effects Oscar The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.

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.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011.

Hugo was released November 23rd, 2011.

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

Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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