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Oscars 2012: Best Visual Effects

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  1. 1. Which nominee WILL win?

    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
      0
    • Hugo
      5
    • Real Steel
      0
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      1
    • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
      1
  2. 2. Which nominee SHOULD win?

    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
      2
    • Hugo
      4
    • Real Steel
      0
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      1
    • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
      0

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The shortlist:

  • "Captain America: The First Avenger"
  • "Cowboys & Aliens"
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
  • "Hugo"
  • "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
  • "Real Steel"
  • "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
  • "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
  • "Sucker Punch"
  • "Super 8"
  • "Thor"
  • "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "X-Men: First Class"

The list will be narrowed to 10 in early January, and then, um, to 3 or 5 (I'm not sure if this varies from year to year) when the nominees are announced on January 24.

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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So... any significant snubs?

Just looking at the box-office top twenty for the year (and let's face it, a lot of the most effects-heavy films are blockbusters or would-be blockbusters), I see Twilight 4 and Fast Five... should they have been considered? (I'm omitting the animated features, the modestly-budgeted R-rated comedies and The Help for obvious reasons.)

Oh, wait, and the film currently in the #21 spot is Green Lantern -- why wasn't THAT film included here? Do, say, a few dinosaur shots in The Tree of Life really merit THAT much more attention than the vigorous bringing-to-life of an entire comic-book universe? (We might argue that The Tree of Life used its effects shots more artfully, and set them to better music etc., but that's a rather different question.)

Hmmm. Other effects-heavy films in the top forty that were left off the list: Battle: Los Angeles (#31), Immortals (#35).

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The even shorter shortlist:

  • "Captain America: The First Avenger"
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
  • "Hugo"
  • "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
  • "Real Steel"
  • "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
  • "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "X-Men: First Class"

The five films that got cut:

  • "Cowboys & Aliens"
  • "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
  • "Sucker Punch"
  • "Super 8"
  • "Thor"

The final five nominees will be announced January 24.

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The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for its own awards. The non-animated theatrical-feature nominees:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Anonymous

  • Hugo

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

  • Source Code

  • War Horse

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Ukranian Ironbelly

  • Paul - Paul

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Caesar

  • The Thing - Edvard/Adam

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Anonymous - London

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Hogwarts

  • Thor - Heimdall's Observatory

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon - 155 Wacker Drive

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Hugo

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Thor

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Hogwarts School Buildings

  • Hugo - Train Crash

  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Parking Garage

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Driller

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Vote!

And note that one of the Academy's nominees was not nominated for ANY of the Visual Effects Society's awards, said film being Real Steel.

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The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for its own awards.

And the winners are (in bold):

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Anonymous

  • Hugo

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

  • Source Code

  • War Horse

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Ukranian Ironbelly

  • Paul - Paul

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Caesar

  • The Thing - Edvard/Adam

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Anonymous - London

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Hogwarts

  • Thor - Heimdall's Observatory

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon - 155 Wacker Drive

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Hugo

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Thor

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Hogwarts School Buildings

  • Hugo - Train Crash

  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Parking Garage

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Driller

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

So... Hugo, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Transformers: Dark of the Moon won two awards each (and all three of those films have been nominated for the Oscar), and Captain America: The First Avenger won one too (and that film has NOT been nominated for the Oscar).

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