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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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1542 Points

Inception is going to win. Although I love HP, DH has no chance. This is the truth.

Posted by Beatrice Jean Granger on December 13, 2010, 07:55 AM report to moderator
5008 Points

WOW!!! I think it will be Alice in Wonderland Hands down, then I think it should be Deathly Hallows Part 1, then The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Then Clash of the Titans However it is Wonderful that it will be up there in the Running!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on December 13, 2010, 10:07 AM report to moderator
4208 Points

I hope Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One, wins for the incredible effort they have made all aong in bringing Harry’s world to life. I agree that the locket scene was really well done. and so was the patronus of the silver doe.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on December 13, 2010, 10:20 PM report to moderator
88 Points

As big as I am a Potter fan and as much as I love the oscars HP had notable special effects. But not WOW factors. Seven potters is great, Part 2 should definetly have awesome special FX.

Posted by PotterParish on December 16, 2010, 12:15 AM report to moderator
31 Points

i think that it deserves at least one oscar as it is the most sucessful british movie series ever. However it will be a tough race with inception.

Posted by pottersafc on December 16, 2010, 10:23 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

Wait a minute, I’ve never heard of Hereafter. Has it been released yet?

Posted by KiwiMcI on December 20, 2010, 01:20 PM report to moderator
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