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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Oscar VFX Short List

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Posted by: sue
December 11, 2009, 04:57 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the semifinalists of films in consideration for a VFX Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released this list of 15 films that are on the shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects. In early January, this list will be narrowed to seven finalists for the Oscars which will be announced Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The list of contenders is as follows:

  • “Angels & Demons”
  • “Avatar”
  • “Coraline”
  • “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
  • “District 9”
  • “G-Force”
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
  • “Sherlock Holmes”
  • “Star Trek”
  • “Terminator Salvation”
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
  • “2012”
  • “Watchmen”
  • “Where the Wild Things Are”
Thanks Andrew

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35 Comments

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80418 Points

Thats way cool!!!

Posted by Won_Two on December 11, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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180 Points

Omg, that’s awesome!

Posted by CissyMalfoy on December 11, 2009, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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4881 Points

Harry Potter has got to win!! (although it does have some serious competition I suppose…)

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on December 11, 2009, 05:06 PM report to moderator
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29 Points

that should have said ever not every.

Posted by Mandi99p on December 11, 2009, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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Mandi99p: It has apparently been nominated a total of 6 times for the first 5 films, but not won any of them.

Posted by roonwit on December 11, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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2525 Points

AWSOME!!!

Posted by The Nerd on December 11, 2009, 05:28 PM report to moderator
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45 Points

That is fantastic! I know they’ve never worn an Oscar but at least they made the list and New Moon didn’t! HA!

Posted by MyLadyMarigold on December 11, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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1599 Points

ahh! this is cool! not to be a debbie downer but i doubt hp will make it…there is some tough competition. the only scene i can think of that is really excellent as far as vfx is the cave scene. practically everything in that sequence deserves a vfx oscar.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on December 11, 2009, 06:28 PM report to moderator
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1642 Points

OMG OMG! nomination would be so awesome! I would finally like to see HP on Oscars. such a big honour! we would all be so proud! fingers crossed

Posted by Matea on December 11, 2009, 07:21 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I hope that this does advance to the second round and win the Oscar, as it certainly deserves it.

Posted by Kirk on December 11, 2009, 07:31 PM report to moderator
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433 Points

I agree cbm. I was just watching some of the “In Movie” features on the HBP blu-ray, and it struck me how far these films have come since the beginning. Just the lighting alone in the cave scene is remarkable. It really does deserve a nomination. It just stinks it has to compete against Avatar, 2012, Coraline, etc.

Posted by mollywobble on December 12, 2009, 01:18 AM report to moderator
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2168 Points

cool. corline and 2012 r pretty good, but obv fingers crossed 4 HP!!!

Posted by MaggieNoise on December 12, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 12, 2009, 09:10 AM report to moderator
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29 Points

Have any of the other movies every won an oscar? I can’t rmember right now.

Posted by Mandi99p on December 12, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator
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3703 Points

Wow :D

Posted by Christine on December 12, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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