The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®. In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven. Those seven will go to the "bake-off" on January 20th where members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

Congratulation to all those who made the list. Click through to see the selected 15 films...

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

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
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

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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18 Responses to 15 selected as semifinalists for VFX Oscar

  1. Inception

    Posted by Jose H on
  2. TRON:Legacy….no other movie even stand a chance!though i have not seen the movie but the the kind of work done in the first movie in terms of story is kind of phenomenal!!and the here say of industry professionals are also rating this movie as the Favorite in terms of winning the award!! go DISNEY!!
    Inception is also a winner in its own way…AND we people should appreciate all the movies that we all professionals make to hit people with the finesse awe of fantastic cinema!!
    best of luck to all

    Posted by ZENTROPE on
  3. 1st: Inception
    2nd: Tron: Legacy
    3rd: Scott Pilgrim vs the World

    I would have gone for Tron, but Inception along with the VFX it also had a concept which has been the dream of all the psychologists and people. It was completely a fesh concept and nothing for sometime can beat it until they come up with a sequal. Fingers crossed !!! Hoorah Inception.

    Posted by Dave G on
  4. 1st Tron: Legacy
    2st Inception
    3rd The Last Airbender or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

    I would have Inception up for best picture!

    Posted by Matt on
  5. INCEPTION!!! (And New Deal Studios…) 🙂

    Posted by Dano on
  6. Monsters and Skyline needs to be on this list.

    How did Alice in wonderland and the last Air Bender, prince of persia, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Sorcerer

    Posted by Nathan on
  7. My guess:

    Tron, Inception, Alice, Harry, Iron Man, Shutter, Hereafter to make it to the bake-off. I think this year 5 get to become nominated. Good luck to all!


    Posted by david burton on
  8. Last year we had stronger visual effects in movies like Avatar and 2012.

    Posted by Velho on
    • This year we have better movies with less special effects…minus last air bender

      Posted by kev on
  9. 1st: inception
    2nd: Tron: legacy
    3rd: Scott pilgrim

    Inception has to be number one, because of the visuals with the fantastic storyline! It’s still on everyones mind…

    Posted by Flipmode on
  10. Alice, Inception, Tron, Potter, and Iron Man should be top 5.

    Posted by Damien on
  11. My top 5:
    Alice in Wonderland
    Scott Pilgrim -or- Harry Potter

    Posted by Seth on
  12. Nice to see 2 of the films I worked on on the list.

    Inception should win it though.

    Posted by Andrew on
  13. Harry Potter and Tron .

    Posted by Alex on
  14. The 5 eventual nominees will be:

    Tron: Legacy
    Alice in Wonderland
    Iron Man 2
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

    Posted by TJ S. on
  15. Hereafter….Clint Eastwood!

    Posted by Scott on
  16. If these are movies for VFX, judging by the Tron storyline and the posters I’ve been seeing, it would most likely be first.

    Really not sure about Inception though, as a lot of the effects were physically done. (Unless of course, I’m taking the meaning of VFX the wrong way and that actual reality based effects also factor in)

    I’m guessing it’ll be top 5:
    1) Tron
    2) Alice in Wonderland
    3) Harry Potter
    4) Narnia
    5) Iron Man 2

    Posted by Ryan on

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