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