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The Shortlist for Special FX Oscar Is Longer than Your Mom's Chin Hairs

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 13, 2010 |


Fifteen movies have been “short-listed” for the best special FX Oscar, and I’m sure you’re dying to know what 15 they are. Here’s a hint: The 15 of the 16 live-action movies with a lot of special effects this year (sorry, Twilight: Eclipse). How easy is it to get on the Oscar shortlist? The Last Airbender and Clash of the Titans made the list, and I couldn’t really tell you how good their special effects were because I couldn’t see through the shitty 3D conversion jobs.


  • Alice in Wonderland

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • Clash of the Titans

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

  • Hereafter

  • Tron: Legacy

  • Iron Man 2

  • The Last Airbender

  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World

  • Shutter Island

  • Inception

  • Unstoppable

  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice



    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.



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