The shortlist for the category has been announced for February’s Academy Awards, recognising what the Academy deems to be the best visual effects of the year, regardless of the films’ various successes at the box office.
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Avengers
- Cloud Atlas
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- John Carter
- Life of Pi
- Snow White and the Huntsman
It’s nice to see the inclusion of the likes of John Carter and Cloud Atlas, both of which didn’t quite find the success they were hoping for at the US box office. Regardless of the figures they’ve grossed, the Academy is clearly still recognising the talents that are beyond impressive that went into creating the films.
The shortlist will be further narrowed down to five final contenders, which will be announced along with the other categories on 10th January, 2013.
The awards ceremony, itself, will then be held on Sunday, 24th February, 2013, and you can be sure we’ll be bringing you following the events on the night as it happens, and hope you’ll be joining us.