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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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4565 Points

Unfortunately, I do not think that HBP will win for the Visual Effects category, especially when it is up against Avatar, Star Trek, and Transformers. But I am happy that it is one of the finalists. Normally, I would say the possibility exists, but there were too many movies that used special visual effects in order for it to win. I do; however, think that DH will likely win whenever it is released.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 07, 2010, 10:13 PM report to moderator
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401 Points

That would be awesome if HP won!

Posted by All Was Well on January 08, 2010, 03:01 AM report to moderator
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4906 Points

I’m rooting for HBP, but I think Avatar will win. Sadly. Avater’s effects were ah-may-zing. If HBP were in some other category I think it would win.

Posted by Darth Luna on January 08, 2010, 08:15 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

uf, some competition,eh? Avatar’s going to win it,but it’s an honour for HBP to be nominated for Oscars.

Posted by Matea on January 08, 2010, 10:03 AM report to moderator
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3417 Points

Tough competition, but I’m hoping HBP wins!!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on January 08, 2010, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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31 Points

Absolutely love this movie…hoping it will win! :):):):)

Posted by emily_hp97 on January 08, 2010, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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977 Points

ohhhhh, i hope it wins!!!
although it really does have some REALLY tough competition :(

Posted by jasmineflower27 on January 09, 2010, 08:49 AM report to moderator
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168 Points

That’s awesome. Congrats to the special effects people at WB. To bad they have to compete against Avatar. There is no way Avatar will lose.

Posted by HugsForWizards on January 09, 2010, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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4608 Points

Great! Though like people already said, there’s some really tough competition there…

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on January 09, 2010, 09:41 PM report to moderator
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20305 Points

There’s been alot of good movies this year, and harry potter’s one of them.

Posted by friendofblob on January 10, 2010, 10:33 AM report to moderator
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80418 Points

Love HBP, but Avatar was amazing!

Posted by Won_Two on January 10, 2010, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

yeah i agree…talk about compatition…its up against some pretty good stuff…i know loads of my family and tons of my friends are raving about the visual affects of avatar….they say the story line is ify but the three d effects are mind blowing awesome…so lets go HBP! good luck!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on January 10, 2010, 04:43 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Go harry!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on January 10, 2010, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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