Visual Effects Society (VES)

Microsoft Word - Roth Press Release - contract extention, Jan. 2

VES Nominations 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Prometheus
Life of Pi
The Avengers
Battleship

71% of all films nominated for Best Visual Effects Oscar are also nominated for VES.
– 3-4 of the VES nominees will also be nominated for an Oscar
– 1-2 films will be nominated for an Oscar that are not VES-nominated

Below is the shortlist of 10 films from which the Academy will nominate 5 films:

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

As you can see, Battleship is not on the Oscar shortlist for Visual Effects, so there’s 1 that will not be nominated.

The Hobbit and Life of Pi are locks with Prometheus and The Avengers being likely. I wasn’t a fan of the Spider-man or John Carter effects and I don’t believe that the Snow White and Skyfall effects were flashy or evident enough. It seems to be down to Cloud Atlas and The Dark Knight Rises. This is a good category to reward Nolan’s Batman trilogy with, if not for sound.

Visual Effects Oscar Nominee Prediction
1) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2) Life of Pi
3) Prometheus
4) The Avengers
5) The Dark Knight Rises

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