Seven in running for Visual Effects Oscar

Jan 04, 2008 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in contention for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Evan Almighty
  • The Golden Compass
  • I Am Legend
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • 300
  • Transformers

On Wednesday, January 16, members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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