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Scott Pilgrim! Inception! Harry Potter!

06 January 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The shortlist for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Best Visual Effects category has been published, and it contains some good news for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World fans, as well as expected mentions for the likes of Inception and perennial effects contender Harry Potter.

The seven films on the shortlist also include Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland, Tron Legacy and Clint Eastwood's Hereafter. These seven will be whittled down to five final nominations, which are announced on January 25 with the ceremony taking place on February 27.

The seven films contain the usual big-budget blockbusters - if there's anyone out there who didn't expect to see Inception and Tron Legacy, we feel you might need a reality check - but also a less obvious nod to, say, Eastwood's story of the afterlife, which has received less than glowing reviews (albeit no one has been picking on the effects in their complaints). It's really good to see that someone out there loves Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, which used a huge number of effects, both subtle and in your face.

Still, can any of these films beat Inception? Share your thoughts below!


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L: steveg66 I'll plump for Harry Potter. Thought Dobby and Kreacher were great fx. agree, the House elves both looked more alive than they did in previous films, especially Dobby. I don't know about Tron. I saw it last night and all the light cycle stuff was amazing, but CLU's face freaked the hell out of me. More

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I think we can safely rule out Hereafter. It comes down to whether their looking for accomplished effects that are barely noticeable (as good effects should be) or whether they are looking for innovation in effects which would surely place Scott Pilgrim as the front-runner.   I favour Scott Pilgrim simply because I thought the effects were more central to the plotline and were used in a way I hadn't seen before. More

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