The second round of nominees for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects was announced by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences last night. The list of seven nominees is narrowed down from an initial list of 15 films that was announced last month. From here, all eligible voting members in the Academy’s Visual Effects branch will be invited to see 15-minute presentation reels from each of these seven films and will then vote for the final five nominees which will be announced on January 25.
The seven short-listed films are –
- Alice in Wonderland
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
- Iron Man 2
- Scott Pilgrim vs the World
- Tron: Legacy
I have to admit that I am a bit surprised to see Alice In Wonderland still in the mix as I thought that the film’s 3D presentation looked especially bad. Perhaps this is being based on how the visuals looked before undergoing the film’s rushed post-production 3D conversion. The other titles are all solid entries, though I would hazard a guess at this stage that Inception, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Tron: Legacy are perhaps the front runners of the competition.