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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Oscar VFX Short List

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Posted by: sue
December 11, 2009, 04:57 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the semifinalists of films in consideration for a VFX Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released this list of 15 films that are on the shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects. In early January, this list will be narrowed to seven finalists for the Oscars which will be announced Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The list of contenders is as follows:

  • “Angels & Demons”
  • “Avatar”
  • “Coraline”
  • “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
  • “District 9”
  • “G-Force”
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
  • “Sherlock Holmes”
  • “Star Trek”
  • “Terminator Salvation”
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
  • “2012”
  • “Watchmen”
  • “Where the Wild Things Are”
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86 Points

It would be nice if Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won! Guess I have to wait until February.

Posted by ars98 on December 12, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

Please have HBP win!! It totally deserves it!!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 12, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
171 Points

Harry’s never won an Oscar? Well, we definitely need to fix this.

Posted by cosmo409 on December 12, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator

I’m rooting for Avatar. Everything I’ve seen shows that its effects are beyond any of these other films, including Half Blood Prince…and it seems the reviews are agreeing with me. If Avatar loses this catagory, then something is seriously wrong with the Academy.

It would still be cool for HBP to be nominate though.

Posted by Kud Dukan on December 12, 2009, 10:19 AM report to moderator
433 Points

I expect two of the finalists will be Avatar and Coraline. Not sure if HBP will make the short list, only because we didn’t see anything new in this film, and the Oscars always award the films that did something new or different. My money’s on Avatar to win.

Posted by mollywobble on December 12, 2009, 10:23 AM report to moderator
175 Points

If the special effects in Avatar are well done, I think it will win. I have only seen them on a small screen, the key will be how they look in a cinema. The Academy seems to reward innovation.

But, HBP did a great job with what it had and I think deserves to be nominated.

Posted by cbm on December 12, 2009, 10:56 AM report to moderator
240 Points

That’s awesome.

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on December 12, 2009, 01:49 PM report to moderator
478 Points

whoo go HBP!!!! i hope it makes an oscar!!!!

Posted by ProfessorAlice on December 12, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
977 Points

oooooh, it would be AWESOME if HBP won an Oscar although i think it does have some serious competition what with movies like ‘2012’, ‘Coraline’, ‘Avatar’, ect
fingers crossed for HBP to win

Posted by jasmineflower27 on December 12, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator
8317 Points

Let’s hope for the best….:-)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on December 12, 2009, 06:20 PM report to moderator
1589 Points

This is sooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I really hope Harry Potter wins the award!!!! :)

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on December 13, 2009, 12:15 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

it would be nice to c harry potter win a besides harry potter had the best effects and the prudcer used a lot of effects that were good

Posted by alicia00 on December 13, 2009, 12:19 AM report to moderator
401 Points

Go HP! Tough to beat 2012 though…

Posted by All Was Well on December 13, 2009, 01:52 AM report to moderator
1575 Points

GO Half-Blood Prince! It would be amazing if any Harry Potter mvie won an Oscar.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on December 13, 2009, 06:42 AM report to moderator
2422 Points

HP competing against Avatar? Talk about tough competition…. As much as i would like HP to win i don’t think it stands a chance against the likes of Avatar and Transformers.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 13, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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