OSCARS 2012 NOMINATIONS : Best Visual Effects

 
The Contenders

Cloud Atlas

John Carter

Life of Pi

Prometheus

Skyfall

Snow White and

The Amazing Spi

The Avengers

The Dark Knight

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 eligible fantasy films include "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Cloud Atlas."

Sci-fi films in the running include "Prometheus," "The Avengers" and "John Carter."

Other potential contenders include "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Life of Pi."

Experts’ Rankings
Thelma Adams
Matt Atchity
Edward Douglas
1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
2
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
3
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
Prometheus
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Marcus Dixon
Rob Licuria
1
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
2
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
3
The Dark Knight Rises
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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