Shortlist for VFX Oscar Announced

Academy announces 15 films will contend for award including “Avatar,” “Star Trek” and “Transformers”

Last Updated: December 11, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for a visual effects Oscar on Friday. In early January, members of the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee will narrow the list tof semi-finalists to seven.

Nominations will be announced on February 2.

Here’s the list of films in contention:

“Angels & Demons”
“Avatar”
“Coraline”
“Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
“District 9”
“G-Force”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“Sherlock Holmes”
“Star Trek”
“Terminator Salvation”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
“2012”
“Watchmen”
“Where the Wild Things Are”