Oscar Nominations Announced

This morning The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards®.

In the category Achievement in Visual Effects, the nominees are:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
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.

Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
listen to our interview with Rob Legato, watch our fxguidetv ep with New Deal Studios, and read more about the vfx here.

Real Steel
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
DD’s Erik Nash talks to us about the VFX, and read more in-depth coverage here.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
listen to our interview with Weta’s Dan Lemmon, and we look at the previs for the film.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
here are our articles on ILM and DD’s work.

Hugo was the most nominated film with nominations in 11 categories.

List of all nominations can be viewed www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/84/nominees.html

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 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 225 countries worldwide.