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


Dec 11, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

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!

36 Responses to “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ Among Semifinalists for Visual Effects Oscar Nomination

Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: I did think the SFX were really harmonious with the environment, but they probably have a better shot with Part II.Avatar Imagetrumpetgirly says: 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!!Avatar Imagejillians642 says: 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.Avatar Imageworldstraveller says: 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 itAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Congratulations DH1! I'm rooting for it! Avatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: I hope HP gets the nomination, but the winner will be Inception!Avatar Imagebellatrix15101 says: 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. Avatar Imageksddancer says: I know DH has to win! It was a great film!!! I hope it does great! I'm toting for it!Avatar ImageMatea says: 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!Avatar ImageHarryPotter-Jk.Rowling says: 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 DHAvatar Imagebooks_r_my_friends says: i hope hp wins!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageSindi says: Way to go! :D Thats awesome! So many good movies, hope Harry Potter takes it :D Avatar ImageMissHermione says: very cool hope HP gets it!!Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: 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 :)Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: 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!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds great! But there are many other movies with great effects as well............But let's hope Harry Potter makes it!Avatar ImageLeper says: I can't help but root for Harry Potter, although there are some awesome movies on that list.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Good luck to HP!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Congratulations to the entire "Deathly Hallows" visual effects team! Hope they make it to the finals. Effects were rally good. I just couldn't believe that some locations were not for real. they made it so realistic in DH1Avatar ImageCDR says: I really hope DH1 gets the nomination!!They've done such a great work!!!Avatar Imageweasleytwins55 says: That's awesome!! It's about time the Harry Potter films have a good chance for an oscar. I hope all goes well!! Part 2 should get some as well, there will be sooooo much more in the final installment.Avatar ImageStoenk says: i knew it! The effects are incredible.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: What no one giving some Tron love? That looks incredible and seeing as the original Tron wasn't even nominated at the oscars despite being the 1st film ever to use CGI, they weren't listed because the academy said they "cheated!" How red in the face are they now that EVERY movie uses CGI! So I think it would be nice for them to get one this year as a little nod to the one the original hands down should have received. BUT... I really want to DH Part I to get it! I was stunned, simply stunned! They did outdid themselves an incredible job. Ron destroying the locket, fantastic! Wonderful work VFX teamsAvatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: Yay! Fingers crossed that it gets nominated :D Avatar Imagehermygrakhs94 says: HA! Good thing "ECLIPSE" isn't even NOMINATED!!! TAKE THAT!!!!! I'm DEFINITELY VOTING for "HP!!!!!!!!!!" When and where do we vote?Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: its great that hp is in contention....but i loved inception very very much:) fingers crossed^-^Avatar ImageSombraline says: Well, come on... I love the Harry Potter films, especially the seventh, but I think that Inception deserves so much more the Oscar. Perharps for HP7-2...Avatar ImageZiadM says: I think the five final nominations are going to be HP part1 The chronicales of narnia Tron Cash of the titans and Alice in WonderlandAvatar ImageZiadM says: oh damn theres inception Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: What on earth is The Last Airbender doing on that list anyway? And Prince of Persia. And Percy Jackson. As much as i would like DH to win, the competition is really tough with movies like Tron and The Chronicles of Narnia.Avatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Inception is going to win. Although I love HP, DH has no chance. This is the truth.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! I think it will be Alice in Wonderland Hands down, then I think it should be Deathly Hallows Part 1, then The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Then Clash of the Titans However it is Wonderful that it will be up there in the Running!!!! Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One, wins for the incredible effort they have made all aong in bringing Harry's world to life. I agree that the locket scene was really well done. and so was the patronus of the silver doe. Avatar ImagePotterParish says: As big as I am a Potter fan and as much as I love the oscars HP had notable special effects. But not WOW factors. Seven potters is great, Part 2 should definetly have awesome special FX.Avatar Imagepottersafc says: i think that it deserves at least one oscar as it is the most sucessful british movie series ever. However it will be a tough race with inception.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Wait a minute, I've never heard of Hereafter. Has it been released yet?

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