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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Finalist for VFX Oscar Nomination

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Posted by: Edward
January 06, 2010, 02:40 PM

The "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film has been chosen as one of the seven finalists in the Achievement in Visual Effects category for the 82nd Academy Awards.  As readers will recall, in December the sixth Potter film was among fifteen semifinalists included in the short list of potential VFX nominees by the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  "Half-Blood Prince" is up against such other films as "Avatar," "District 9," "Star Trek," "Terminator Salvation," :Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,"and "2012."

On January 21st, fifteen minute film clips of the seven VFX finalists will be screened for the members of the Academy‚Äôs Visual Effects Branch, who will choose the final three films vying for the golden statute.  Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced February 2nd.

The final awards ceremony will take place on March 7th at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, California.  

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1830 Points

Some tough competition there.

Posted by nellythemarrow on January 06, 2010, 02:50 PM report to moderator
646 Points

Hoping HP wins! Lots of good films together though!!

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on January 06, 2010, 02:55 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

thats some hard comp. HBP my favorite out of them although i have not seen avatar but its harry potter!

Posted by Horcruxalej on January 06, 2010, 03:07 PM report to moderator
461 Points

soo cool i hope they win

Posted by LilLadySnape on January 06, 2010, 03:10 PM report to moderator
1575 Points

The competition is tough, but I think the Prince will have a chance. I’m crossing the fingers.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on January 06, 2010, 03:12 PM report to moderator

So Half Blood Prince is one of the six films that will lose to Avatar then? ;)

Posted by Kud Dukan on January 06, 2010, 03:36 PM report to moderator
5180 Points

YES!! cha ching. although avatar’s special effects were pretty awesome….

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on January 06, 2010, 03:41 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

There’s no way HBP will win Avatar. Lets be honest here.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on January 06, 2010, 04:13 PM report to moderator
1189 Points

go HBP!!!

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on January 06, 2010, 04:49 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

YAY! Hope HP makes it!! (I think that it is between HP and Avatar) (Rooting for HP though!!!)

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 06, 2010, 05:09 PM report to moderator
433 Points

Seems like a competition for third place. I think Avatar and 2010 will be nominated. It’ll be interesting to see who the third will be. I think it might be District 9, only because they did so much with such a small budget.

Posted by mollywobble on January 06, 2010, 06:31 PM report to moderator
261 Points

i hope it wins!

Posted by kyramp on January 06, 2010, 06:42 PM report to moderator
55 Points

talk about compitition….. :\

Posted by Loony54 on January 06, 2010, 06:47 PM report to moderator
183 Points

Avatar’s gonna win, no doubt.

Posted by kingdomkey1121 on January 06, 2010, 07:03 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

Woop woop!

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