10 Contenders to get through in VFX Oscar® Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Elysium”
“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Iron Man 3”
“The Lone Ranger”
“Oblivion”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“Thor: The Dark World”
“Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim”
“World War Z”

Here you can see the trailer of each feature film and some breakdowns how the VFX Houses made this movies.

“Elysium”

Elysium Breakdowns

“Gravity”

Gravity Breakdowns

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“Iron Man 3”

Iron Man 3 Breakdowns


“The Lone Ranger”

The Lone Ranger Breakdowns

“Oblivion”

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

Star Trek Into Darkness Breakdowns

“Thor: The Dark World”

“Pacific Rim”

Pacific Rim Breakdowns

“World War Z”

World War Z Breakdowns


”Man of Steel,” “Ender’s Game,” “Rush,” “47 Ronin” and “The Wolverine.” didn’t make the cut.

The bakeoff slots are still dominated by the top companies. Industrial Light & Magic showed its clout within the Acad’s vfx branch with slots for “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and ”The Lone Ranger.” Framestore has “Gravity” and “Thor: The Dark World” in the race. Double  Negative also worked on “Thor: The Dark World.” Digital Domain has “Iron Man 3″ and “Oblivion.”

Image Engine and Method Studios of Vancouver, much smaller companies, worked on “Elysium.”

Also notably missing from a prominent place among this year’s remaining contenders: Rhythm & Hues Studios, which was the lead vfx studio on last year’s Oscar winner, “Life of Pi.” R&H has fallen on hard times since its bankruptcy.

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

Oscars nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Via: Variety