The ten films in contention for this year’s visual effects Oscar have been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The films are:

Captain America: The First Avenger – check out our coverage on Lola’s work for Skinny Steve here and the rest of the work here.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – take a look at Dneg, Framestore and Tippett Studio’s effects for the film, and our interview with MPC. Plus coverage of Baseblack’s work and the color grading. Hugo – listen to our interview with Rob Legato, watch our fxguidetv ep with New Deal Studios, and read more about the vfx here.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – listen to our interview with ILM’s Ben Snow, and read about MPC and Cinesite’s work for the film.
Real Steel – DD’s Erik Nash talks to us about the VFX, and read more in-depth coverage here.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – listen to our interview with Weta’s Dan Lemmon, and we look at the previs for the film.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – here are our articles on ILM and DD’s work.
The Tree of Life – an interview with vfx supe Dan Glass on fxinsider.
X-Men: First Class – read our article on the film’s vfx here, plus a Q&A with John Dykstra at fxinsider.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – coming soon – an fxguidetv episode with ILM’s John Knoll and Mohen Leo, and director Brad Bird.

The Oscars VFX bake-off will take place on Thursday, January 19th when members of the visual effects group of the Academy will vote to bring the list to the final five nominations, to be announced on January 24th. The Oscars are to be held on February 26th.

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