Dark Of The Moon In the Running For Oscar Nomination

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IGN.com is reporting that the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 films are now in the running for Achievement in Visual Effects for this year’s 84th Annual Oscars. Among those fifteen are our favorite Robots In Disguise and their Mega Blockbuster, Transformers Dark Of The Moon. There are some tough competitors in the list including; Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men: First Class and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, just to name but a few. In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.

Think the Autobots and Decepticons can pull off a win? The nominees will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The 84th Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 26, 2012. In the meantime, you can read the full press release by clicking on the title bar and then head over to the 2005 Boards and tell us what you think. Beverly Hills, CA (December 9, 2011) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“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”

In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.

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 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

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

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 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 225 countries worldwide.

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  1. Optimus Prime's Avatar Optimus Prime says

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the guaranteed winner. Critics were declaring it the Oscar winner for VFX ever since the first trailer. Don't be surprised if DotM isn't even nominated; Harry Potter, Super 8, Hugo, and the Tree of Life will most likely fill the remaining slots.

    Good to see it made the short list, anyway; at least it gets some credit.

  2. TacomaPrime's Avatar TacomaPrime says

    Who Had the Best Visual Effects of the Year? - Movies News at IGN

    Nice! It's up against some other good movies!

    Beverly Hills, CA (December 9, 2011) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

    The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

    "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"

  3. Hobbes-timus Prime's Avatar Hobbes-timus Prime says

    In consideration =/= nominated. This is an earlier step. Only about three movies will actually have the honor of a nomination.

    I bet DotM will be one of them, though.

    EDIT: Oh, wow, three threads about this. Oops.

  4. netkid's Avatar netkid says

    The Oscars don't mean shit. Even if they don't win, Paramount and Michael Bay will be laughing all the way to the bank.

  5. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    Planet of the Apes has a great shot. It was a movie people had low expectations for, that by all rights was expected to not be very good, and blew me away.

    And a lot of that was due to the outstanding work of Andy Serkis and the visual effects team in selling Caesar. If Caesar hadn't been sold to the audience, the movie falls apart.

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