OSCARS 2012 : Best Visual Effects

 
The Contenders

Life of Pi

Prometheus

Snow White and

The Avengers

The Hobbit: An
Best Visual Effects

Last year's winner for Best Visual Effects was Martin Scorsese's adventure film "Hugo."

The category typically honors other such big-budget, CGI-heavy extravaganzas. Other recent winners include the fantasy films "King Kong," "The Golden Compass," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and sci-fi films "The Matrix" and "Spider-Man 2."

Effects-driven films also nominated for Best Picture tend to have an advantage. The last four winners in a row have been Best Picture nominees ("Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Avatar," "Inception," and "Hugo").

Four winners in a row from 2000 to 2003 were also Best Picture nominees: "Gladiator" and all three "Lord of the Rings" films.

Among this year's contenders is Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" prequel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Other fantasy films in the running are Life of Pi" and "Snow White and the Huntsman."

And two sci-fi films are in contention: "The Avengers" and "Prometheus."

Experts’ Rankings
Thelma Adams
Matt Atchity
Edward Douglas
1
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Snow White and the Huntsman
3
Prometheus
The Avengers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Marcus Dixon
Rob Licuria
1
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Prometheus
3
The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman
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