Yesterday, the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee announced the ten semi-finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar.
And here they are:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
World War Z
Five of the films listed above will receive actual Oscar nominations and then one will win the Oscar. And that one will probably be Gravity.
It’s interesting to note that Man Of Steel, a film that basically was just 143 minutes of visual effects, failed to make the cut.