The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in contention for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Bourne Ultimatum

Evan Almighty

The Golden Compass

I Am Legend

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End



On Wednesday, January 16, members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch will view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.