VFX semifinalists announced
December 13, 2010

VFX semifinalists announced

BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 15 films that have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The films are listed here in alphabetical order:
  • "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"
  • "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 Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.