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10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards.


The films are listed below in alphabetical order:


The Amazing Spider-Man Cloud Atlas The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey John Carter Life of Pi Marvel’s The Avengers Prometheus Skyfall Snow White and the Huntsman


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


The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.


Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.


Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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