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"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Among Semifinalists for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination

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Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2010, 01:37 PM

The Oscar race is heating up and, today, we have our first official mention of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film being in contention for the golden statue.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of fifteen semifinalists for the Achievement in Visual Effects honor at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, and has included the first part of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film among the feature films in the running.  The full list is as follows:

  • "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" 
  • "Hereafter" 
  • "Inception" 
  • "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"  
  • "Unstoppable" 
The press release continues:
In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.  
All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The final nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PST.  The winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.  The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC.

Many congratulations to the entire "Deathly Hallows" visual effects team!

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803 Points

I did think the SFX were really harmonious with the environment, but they probably have a better shot with Part II.

Posted by abandonedboyjon on December 11, 2010, 01:51 PM report to moderator
89 Points

i’m really pleased that this made it into the semi-finals. They definitely deserve a shot especially with the locket scene. HOLY COW. hopefully they will make it into the finals and maybe even win an oscar!!! harry potter all the way!!

Posted by trumpetgirly [ROAR] on December 11, 2010, 01:59 PM report to moderator

I think this is a good nomination but Alice in Wonderland should win. I watched one of the extras on that DVD and wow—-there were probably about 20 props used in the movie, plus costumes and EVERYTHING else was SFX. All the backgrounds, a lot of the characters (including the faces and proportions and often costumes for the characters), and may of the props were all SFX. It’s crazy.

Posted by jillians642 on December 11, 2010, 02:06 PM report to moderator
75 Points

let’s see how it goes, I hope Harry Potter passes to the nominations at least is very good already, it would be great if wins, but is there powerful movie contestants for it

Posted by worldstraveller on December 11, 2010, 02:16 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Congratulations DH1! I’m rooting for it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 11, 2010, 02:41 PM report to moderator
23699 Points

I hope HP gets the nomination, but the winner will be Inception!

Posted by Maxtina Potter (Aty) on December 11, 2010, 03:32 PM report to moderator
2389 Points

Hey, by the looks of it, I’ll have actually seen some of the movies featured at teh Oscars this year! Hoping DH gets into the final group! And maybe even wins! But I have to agree with jilians642, Alice in Wonderland definitely deserves recognition for the SFX. It’s INCREDIBLE what they did in that movie.

Posted by Bellatrix The Strange on December 11, 2010, 03:33 PM report to moderator
5503 Points

I know DH has to win! It was a great film!!! I hope it does great! I’m toting for it!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on December 11, 2010, 03:34 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

I really hope we make it to the finals this time! effects were absolutely stunning! 7 Potters, the chase, destroying the locket, the end…congrats to the visual effects team!

Posted by Matea on December 11, 2010, 04:14 PM report to moderator
94 Points

These are some good choices. I definitely think HP will get a nomination, the film was incredible, especially when Ron was destroying the locket. Oh, and the end with Voldemort!

Good Luck DH

Posted by harrypotter = life ! on December 11, 2010, 04:46 PM report to moderator
376 Points

i hope hp wins!!!!!!!!

Posted by skittles on December 11, 2010, 04:54 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

Way to go! :D Thats awesome! So many good movies, hope Harry Potter takes it :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on December 11, 2010, 05:16 PM report to moderator
11265 Points

very cool hope HP gets it!!

Posted by MossHorpione on December 11, 2010, 05:56 PM report to moderator
217 Points

about time HP got nominated, I’m still hoping Em will get best leading lady or whatever its called, she was exceptional in Dh:1 as was Rupert and also he who must not be named :)

Posted by DavidTheUnready on December 11, 2010, 06:34 PM report to moderator
3238 Points

I think the race will be tight between Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Inception, of course. I just watched that movie yesterday and the free fall stuff was like WHOA!!

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on December 11, 2010, 06:59 PM report to moderator
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