Visual Effects Finalists Announced, 15 Contenders For Best Visual Effects Oscar Are Here!

I think it’s fairly certain that the Oscar for best visual effects has its work cut out for it, with no clear cut as to a winner. Christopher Nolan‘s mind-bending heist flick Inception and Joseph Kosinski‘s yet-to-be released visual wonder Tron: Legacy are all amongst the mix of brilliantly styled effects driven films of this year!

It’s always great when finalists are announced for the hotly debated award,  as it gives us movie-geeks time to decide amongst ourselves whether a Polar Bear can really trump a 32foot tall robot. Or whether the U.S.S Enterprise can dominate Pandora. These amongst the hotly debated topics on the Oscars agenda, before the final announcement of nominees in February. And thats only one award!!

Well its time to get your movie face on people, as the top 15 finalists for the Best Visual Effect’s Oscar have been announced by The Academy! And the finalists are…..

1 ~ Alice In Wonderland
2 ~ Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
3 ~ Clash of the Titans
4 ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
5 ~ Hereafter
6 ~ Inception
7 ~ Iron Man 2
8 ~ The Last Airbender
9 ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
10 ~ Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
11 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
12 ~ Shutter Island
13 ~ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
14 ~ Tron: Legacy
15 ~ Unstoppable

In the end only three nominees will remain, with the list being narrowed down to just 7 in January next year — with the final three being announced January 25 at 5:30 A.M. PT, live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. So we can all look forward to hearing a hell of a lot more Oscar buzz before the 83rd Academy Awards, which is to be held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. I can anticipate at least a few high hopes for the awards, with my top three being:

My Oscar Pick #1 ~ Tron: Legacy
My Oscar Pick #2 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
My Oscar Pick #3 ~ Inception

Because of the large amount of CG and visual effects used in the majority of all three I think that at least two of the three will make it through to the final round, the two I’m fairly certain about are Nolan’s Inception and the yet to be released Tron: Legacy. Nolan’s Inception because it had some of most mind-boggling and sheer fantastic effects of the year, and Tron simply because of the hype generated by the technology available today being used for the film which has the capacity to make a young Jeff Bridges! So really theres no definitive winner here, in some ways where going to lose because of the close call that is having to be made.

So for now, heading into Christmas we have two months or so to get out of the way before we have any results, so stick around for more updates on the road to the Oscar’s! Stay tuned for more as it comes!

Follow me, Mr bruce, on Twitter for more regular updates here@CinemaSharks!

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