Seven movie finalists up for visual effects Oscar
Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:29 PM Central
Last updated Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
It's kinda ironic. Visual effects probably put more butts in theater seats than acting or story but yet, the subject gets only a brief mention on film's biggest night. And then on the news recap, the category always is at the bottom of the list.
A.M.P.A.S. (the Oscar people) just announced the seven films in contention for a visual effects Oscar nomination. From these seven, the Academy's VFX branch will nominate three for the final prize.
Here are the seven finalists. None really come as a big surprise.
- District 9
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Star Trek
- Terminator Salvation
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced in less than a month -- on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The awards ceremony will be Mar. 7.