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Best Visual Effects Academy Award - 15 Contenders

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Date Added: 10th December 2011
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the top 15 films in contention for the 2012 Visual Effects Oscar today and there were hardly any surprises.

Dominated by summer blockbusters, the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee will narrow the list down to 10 in early January. At that time, all members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. At that point, the branch members will vote to nominate five films for Oscar consideration.

The 15 films announced today are as follows:

"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 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

 
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Pap87 (Forums) on Tue, 20 December 2011 5:04am
Why should it not win?
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Hariraman (Forums) on Tue, 20 December 2011 4:37am
lolllzzz Daniel :P
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Carol on Wed, 14 December 2011 3:55pm
Daniel... you are joking right?
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Daniel on Tue, 13 December 2011 8:52pm
I think Rise of the Planet of the Apes is going to make a good chance of winning!!
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