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"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Among Semifinalists for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination

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Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2010, 01:37 PM

The Oscar race is heating up and, today, we have our first official mention of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film being in contention for the golden statue.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of fifteen semifinalists for the Achievement in Visual Effects honor at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, and has included the first part of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film among the feature films in the running.  The full list is as follows:

  • "Alice in Wonderland" 
  • "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" 
  • "Clash of the Titans" 
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" 
  • "Hereafter" 
  • "Inception" 
  • "Iron Man 2" 
  • "The Last Airbender" 
  • "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" 
  • "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" 
  • "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" 
  • "Shutter Island" 
  • "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" 
  • "Tron: Legacy"  
  • "Unstoppable" 
The press release continues:
In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.  
All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The final nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PST.  The winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.  The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC.

Many congratulations to the entire "Deathly Hallows" visual effects team!

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1740 Points

That sounds great! But there are many other movies with great effects as well…………But let’s hope Harry Potter makes it!

234 Points

I can’t help but root for Harry Potter, although there are some awesome movies on that list.

Posted by Finny on December 11, 2010, 07:52 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

Good luck to HP!

Posted by budgie on December 11, 2010, 09:44 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Congratulations to the entire “Deathly Hallows” visual effects team! Hope they make it to the finals. Effects were rally good. I just couldn’t believe that some locations were not for real. they made it so realistic in DH1

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on December 12, 2010, 03:13 AM report to moderator
3985 Points

I really hope DH1 gets the nomination!!They’ve done such a great work!!!

Posted by CDR on December 12, 2010, 04:21 AM report to moderator
47 Points

That’s awesome!! It’s about time the Harry Potter films have a good chance for an oscar. I hope all goes well!! Part 2 should get some as well, there will be sooooo much more in the final installment.

Posted by weasleytwins55 on December 12, 2010, 04:28 AM report to moderator
65 Points

i knew it! The effects are incredible.

Posted by Stoenk on December 12, 2010, 06:59 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

What no one giving some Tron love? That looks incredible and seeing as the original Tron wasn’t even nominated at the oscars despite being the 1st film ever to use CGI, they weren’t listed because the academy said they “cheated!” How red in the face are they now that EVERY movie uses CGI! So I think it would be nice for them to get one this year as a little nod to the one the original hands down should have received. BUT

I really want to DH Part I to get it! I was stunned, simply stunned! They did outdid themselves an incredible job. Ron destroying the locket, fantastic! Wonderful work VFX teams

Posted by KiwiMcI on December 12, 2010, 08:38 AM report to moderator
1258 Points

Fingers crossed that it gets nominated :D

Posted by Darth Mary on December 12, 2010, 11:29 AM report to moderator
45 Points

HA! Good thing “ECLIPSE” isn’t even NOMINATED!!! TAKE THAT!!!!! I’m DEFINITELY VOTING for “HP!!!!!!!!!!” When and where do we vote?

Posted by IMROSEANNE (ROSE+ROXANNE WEASLEY) on December 12, 2010, 01:09 PM report to moderator
1486 Points

its great that hp is in contention….but i loved inception very very much:)
fingers crossed^-^

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on December 12, 2010, 02:43 PM report to moderator
28 Points

Well, come on… I love the Harry Potter films, especially the seventh, but I think that Inception deserves so much more the Oscar. Perharps for HP7-2…

Posted by Sombraline on December 12, 2010, 02:58 PM report to moderator
629 Points

I think the five final nominations are going to be

HP part1
The chronicales of narnia
Cash of the titans
and Alice in Wonderland

Posted by Zsquared on December 12, 2010, 05:12 PM report to moderator
629 Points

oh damn theres inception

Posted by Zsquared on December 12, 2010, 05:13 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

What on earth is The Last Airbender doing on that list anyway? And Prince of Persia. And Percy Jackson.

As much as i would like DH to win, the competition is really tough with movies like Tron and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 13, 2010, 02:09 AM report to moderator
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