Some early Oscars news. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the shortlist for Best Visual Effects.
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Standouts on the list include ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and as-yet-unseen efforts ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and Ang Lee’s ‘The Life of Pie’.
The shortlist of ten movies will be cut down to a final five in early January once members of the Academy have cast a critical glance over a ten minute sequence from each.
A Best Visual Effects gong is often the Academy’s way of rewarding blockbuster fare that doesn’t get a look-in for the more prestigious categories.
The full list of nominees is below:
'The Amazing Spider-Man'
'The Dark Knight Rises'
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
'Life of Pi'
'Marvel’s The Avengers'
'Snow White and the Huntsman'