OSCARS: TASM, THE AVENGERS & TDKR Among Finalists For Best Visual Effects

OSCARS: TASM, THE AVENGERS & TDKR Among Finalists For Best Visual Effects

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the final ten contenders in Best Visual Effects category for the upcoming Oscars, and three major comic book movies are on the list, as well as John Carter, Prometheus and more...


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

- The Amazing Spider-Man

- Cloud Atlas

- The Dark Knight Rises

- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

- John Carter

- Life of Pi

- Marvel’s The Avengers

- Prometheus

- Skyfall

- Snow White and the Huntsman

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 3. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

So, only five of these films will get nominated for an Academy Awards on January 3rd. Which one would you like to see on that list?

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jessepostal - 11/29/2012, 12:03 PM
Prometheus was eye candy to the t
AC1 - 11/29/2012, 12:04 PM
Avengers should get this, but I have a feeling Clous Atlas or Life of Pi might pip them to the post
AC1 - 11/29/2012, 12:04 PM
Actually the Hobbit has a good shot too
marvel72 - 11/29/2012, 12:07 PM
its gonna be out of

-cloud atlas
-life of pi
-the avengers
PaulRom - 11/29/2012, 12:08 PM
Yeah, I think Cloud Atlas or Life Of Pi. Maybe Hobbit. For the final list..

-The Avengers
-Cloud Atlas
-Life Of Pi
-The Hobbit
-Prometheus, Amazing Spider-Man or Snow White & The Huntsman
PaulRom - 11/29/2012, 12:08 PM
I'm surprised that John Carter made the Top 10. The effects in it were good, but never thought of them as Oscar worthy.
Hero020200 - 11/29/2012, 12:12 PM
Avengers or Prometheus
staypuffed - 11/29/2012, 12:12 PM
Skyfall, Snow White and the Huntsman Ann's John Carter are definitely not going to win. I HOPE The Avengers might win, but I think Prometheus had the best visuals on this list.
staypuffed - 11/29/2012, 12:14 PM
The Dark Knight Rises also had some pretty awesome visual effects, just look at that opening scene.
Spidey91 - 11/29/2012, 12:18 PM
damn,is going to be tough for any of the CBMs
JDUKE25 - 11/29/2012, 12:23 PM
Yeah, Life of Pi or Prometheus. TASM is the only cbm that I could see getting it. Tdkr no, and the avengers no.
Funsize - 11/29/2012, 12:24 PM
Avengers or Prometheus
thewonderer - 11/29/2012, 12:24 PM
Hell no to Avengers

I'd say TDKR or Prometheus. Moreso Prometheus
Supes17 - 11/29/2012, 12:25 PM
I'll just say this.. Transformers didn't win

TDKR had amazing effects.. Look at the plane heist and the climax of the film...

With that being said, I think it will come down to Life of Pi or Prometheus
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 11/29/2012, 12:25 PM
It would be cool to see a CBMs start to take over the Oscars' but it will most likely go to Life of Pi or Cloud Atlas. Both are good movies.
Supes17 - 11/29/2012, 12:26 PM
The Amazing Spider-Man won't get it..
The cgi was lackluster in some scenes
Mechagino - 11/29/2012, 12:26 PM
I'm going to say it'll probably be a toss up between Carter or Avengers, but you never know as I might be surprised if TDKR makes it.
LAWLZY96 - 11/29/2012, 12:26 PM
Life of Pi should take it
Avengers, Prometheus, and the Hobbit should all be nominated.
Supes17 - 11/29/2012, 12:27 PM
Shit forgot about The Hobbit...
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/29/2012, 12:28 PM
Lol, the only oscars that cbms are eligible for: Best Visual Effects. ROFL!!!
Funsize - 11/29/2012, 12:29 PM
May the best movie win
ATrueHero1987 - 11/29/2012, 12:30 PM
I say Prometheus will get that award over TDKR, TASM, and etc.
ATrueHero1987 - 11/29/2012, 12:30 PM
For now anyway...
JorEllinator - 11/29/2012, 12:30 PM
TDKR, Hobbit and Prometheus would be my picks,
the a lot of the Avengers had crap CGi, there is one scene where Downey Jr's face looks like someone just photoshopped his faace on the armour
HelaGood - 11/29/2012, 12:31 PM
avengers on the hulk alone!
JerBear - 11/29/2012, 12:32 PM
of course thewonderer would say that
FirstAvenger - 11/29/2012, 12:33 PM
Avengers will win.
HavocPrime - 11/29/2012, 12:33 PM
For the Hobbit it will probs get the same treatment as LOTR, a nomination, but will sweep everything once the trilogy is done.

This is a tough catergory this year and would be good to see a CBM win one, or even get a nomination.
CaptainObvious - 11/29/2012, 12:33 PM
TASM will not be nominated. Simply because of that horrid CG-mouse that looks like something froma SyFy original movie
Newbus - 11/29/2012, 12:33 PM
Avengers should get but I suspect Skyfall will get the award.
jimpinto24 - 11/29/2012, 12:37 PM
The Avengers.
AutobotCommander84 - 11/29/2012, 12:41 PM
Prometheus gets my vote. While I loved The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises as films, their VFX weren't anything spectacular. And The Avengers' visual effects and The Hobbits' visual effects is just standard ILM/Weta stuff. I haven't seen any other film on that list though.
ATrueHero1987 - 11/29/2012, 12:42 PM
@thewonderer I have a question that I wanted to ask you for awhile: Do you read comics now, have you read comics a lot in the past, or even Batman comics because I've NEVER seen you comment on articles pertaining to comics? I'm just wondering...
AutobotCommander84 - 11/29/2012, 12:42 PM
Actually, I did see Skyfall and SW&TH, I just didn't notice them. And...they weren't anything special either.
lntrn8 - 11/29/2012, 12:43 PM
@yoss, love it!
LOL - 11/29/2012, 12:45 PM
I'm leaning towards The Hobbit... Prometheus had a BUNCH of establishing shots that made the movie look like half of a tour guide dvd documentary than a sci-fi horror film. Marvel's The Avengers would come in a close second for me because that last half hour of almost seamless invasion fight in the film was BOSS! Skyfall was a bit of a standard fare. Pi was ok, but I felt I've had a bit of deja vu at some scenes as if I was watching an anime that's been copied into real life. TDKR as dark as it was, it was pretty much just like the rest of the Nolan Bat-films - though TDK was a little better, it was still nothing "new". I've yet to see Cloud Atlas, but I'm remedying that this weekend, but I've heard good things about it. As for TASM.... *sigh*... I still like the fights between Ock and Spidey in Raimi's Spider-Man 2, so I don't think TASM did anything new.
Maximus101 - 11/29/2012, 12:45 PM
I can narrow that list quickly, cloud atlas, hobbit or the avengers. The rest I'm not sure about.
mk - 11/29/2012, 12:48 PM
life of pi.. no contest honestly
AC1 - 11/29/2012, 12:48 PM
I hope Avengers win, but based solely on what I've seen in the trailers, Life of Pi and Cloud Atlas are the most likely, with The Hobbit being an unlikely third, and Prometheus being a possible fourth.

If the Hobbit wins, I'll be happy. If Avengers wins, I'll be even happier, if only because it'll prove some of the credibility of CBMs to the world.
Mrcool210 - 11/29/2012, 12:50 PM
for visual effects? the avengers should win for the hulk alone, not to mention everything else in the movie
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