BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have 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"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
"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. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012.