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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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58 Comments

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3271 Points

I totally hope HBP wins but I’m pretty positive that Avatar will get the Oscar…. it’s pretty obvious.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on January 07, 2010, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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3238 Points

Yay!! I hope it wins… But a movie that has been in production for ten years cough cough Avatar will probably have a better chance…

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on January 07, 2010, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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Sorry, much as I love HBP, can’t stand up to Avatar—-

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on January 07, 2010, 10:10 AM report to moderator
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12569 Points

I think that HBP at the very least deserves to be one of the three nominees.

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on January 07, 2010, 10:21 AM report to moderator
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Hope Harry Wins but if Avatar doesn’t I’ll be very very surprised.

Posted by Dobby1895 on January 07, 2010, 11:11 AM report to moderator
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594 Points

Urgh, tough competition! :/ Hoping so very very much HBP gets it though! But even being nominated is gonna be great for it.

…but a win would be better! ;D crosses fingers

Posted by Kissa on January 07, 2010, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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1661 Points

Awesome I hope it gets nominated! It really deserves it! I’ve seen the rest of the movies in the top 7 and the only one that can really compete with Potter in the special f/x category is Avatar.

Posted by cghambright on January 07, 2010, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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I think HBP will make it to the final three but Avatar is gonna win for sure …

Posted by vandy[FTC] on January 07, 2010, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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368 Points

go HBP!!!

Posted by luna92 on January 07, 2010, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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428 Points

Hope they win…

Posted by alegria35 on January 07, 2010, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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86 Points

Yay! That’s one more step towards a, hopefully, award! Hope HP wins!

Posted by ars98 on January 07, 2010, 02:07 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

Congratulations! I hope HBP wins the award, as it truly deserves with its many spectacular feats of CGI magic.

Posted by Kirk on January 07, 2010, 03:15 PM report to moderator
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181 Points

YES! It’s up against some tough competition but I’m so happy it made it to the finals!

Posted by Scarlette on January 07, 2010, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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12348 Points

Yay! Half-Blood Prince!!!
But…
Transformers…what? and Avatar…what Avatar has the EXACT same story line as Pocahontas. Look at (below) if you want proof.
http://twitpic.com/wt1lk

In my opinion, Avatar sucks :(

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 07, 2010, 04:05 PM report to moderator
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Really tough competition! Now if Avatar wasn’t there, there might just be a chance but…

Posted by hewy on January 07, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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