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January 6, 2009

7 in Running for 2008 Visual Effects Oscar

The Bake-Off... It was a long shot, but deep down all of us over here were hoping Cloverfield would make it to the bake-off, unfortunately it didn't, it's still cool to be recognized for the long list. The Spiderwick Chronicles also did not make the list... see also: The Day The Earth Stood Still, Prince Caspian, Hancock, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones, and 007 Quantum Of Solace.

My prediction still stands as:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Iron Man
The Dark Knight

Beverly Hills, CA -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 81st Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
"Iron Man"
"Journey to the Center of the Earth"
"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

On Thursday, January 15, all members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.


Posted by dschnee at January 6, 2009 10:42 AM