15 Advance in VFX Oscars Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed to 15 the list of contenders for the Best Visual Effects Oscar.

The qualifying films are:

  • 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 visual effects branch of the academy will reduce the list in early January to seven contenders, all of which will be able present their work in the annual bake-off, set for Jan. 20.

    The nominees will be announced Jan. 25 and the winner Feb. 27 at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.