Ten Films Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the following ten films have been shortlisted in this year’s Visual Effects Oscar category:

Elysium
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Oblivion
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
Pacific Rim
World War Z

The shortlist was determined by the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. All members of that vfx branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Following that screening, they will vote to nominate five films in the category.


  • Clutch

    If World War Z gets a nom and even a win, I’m gunna lose it

    • Strong Enough

      WWZ over MAN OF STEEL? crazy stuff

  • George Comerci

    Guessing Gravity’s going to win :D

  • Vfx Man

    Pacific Rim

  • Pedro Nakama

    “Pacific Rim” or by it’s original title “Godzilla meets the Rockem Sockem Robots.”

  • John Paul Cassidy

    PACIFIC RIM, definitely.