15 Features in Line for VFX Oscar®
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
    "Captain America: The First Avenger"
    "Cowboys & Aliens"
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
    "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
    "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
    "Real Steel"
    "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
    "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
    "Sucker Punch"
    "Super 8"
    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
    "The Tree of Life"
    "X-Men: First Class"

 In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 13, 2012. Nominations polls close 5 p.m.PT
Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Nominations announced 5:30 a.m.PT,  Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Final ballots mailed
Monday, February 6, 2012. Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Final polls close 5 p.m.PT
Sunday, February 26, 2012.  84th Academy Awards presentation

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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