One of These Films Has Our Best Visual Effects, Say Academy Awards

January 6, 2011

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Time to place your less-cared-about category Oscar bets! The Academy has announced the shortlist of seven films still in contention for the Best Visual Effects award, and they are:

  • Alice in Wonderland (for all its 3-Ds)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (for its CGI magick)
  • Inception (for its convincing upside-down hallways)
  • Iron Man 2 (for its realistic Iron Men)
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (all those hearts)
  • Tron Legacy (good use of neon, most nearly-convincing young Jeff Bridges)
  • and Hereafter (for the stylish design of Matt Damon character's psychic website)

No Social Network, for its impressive douche-doubling? Surprising.

The final five nominees will be announced January 25, at which point the visual effects team behind Hereafter will be pretty let down.

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