'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Inception' in the Running for Visual Effects Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced that 15 films have made the first cut for this year's visual effects Oscar.
The films are 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; and Unstoppable.
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 branch will then be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Jan. 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 25. The Academy Awards are set for Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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