The nominations for the Achievement in Visual Effects award for the 86th Academy Awards have been announced. The five films up for an Oscar are as follows:
Gravity - fxguide coverage
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
Iron Man 3 - fxguide coverage
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - fxguide coverage
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
The Lone Ranger - fxguide coverage
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness - fxguide coverage
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton
Complete list of nominees can be found: oscar.go.com/nominees
The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® on Sunday March 2nd, 2014 at 4pm Pacific time. The telecast will be helmed by Director Hamish Hamilton (who has also been tapped to direct the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars). In the US the show will be on the ABC Television Network and will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
As we celebrate the creative best of 2013 there are many business issues that challenge the visual effects industry. Last year almost 500 visual effects artists gathered before the Oscars on Hollywood Blvd. to raise awareness. Planning is underway for what organizers hope is an even larger event this year. A Facebook page has been started to share information about those plans: facebook.com/events/1411561172415016/
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