Just today, Oscar organizers announced 10 finalists
which will be competing for the visual-effects award.
We had heard just last month that Deathly Hallows: Part 2
had made it into the top 15 contenders for the award.
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is now competing with:
“Captain America: The First Avenger”;
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”;
“X-Men: First Class.” “Hugo”;
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”;
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”;
“Real Steel”; “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”;
and “The Tree of Life.”
The academy’s visual-effects branch will be watching excerpts from each film
and will next select five nominees, which will be announced along with the
other Oscar nominations Jan. 24. The Oscar ceremony itself is set for Feb. 26.
Will Deathly Hallows: Part 2 make it into the top 5 candidates on January 24th?
We'll find out then.