10 films shortlisted for visual FX Oscar

  • (CBS News) Ten films are in the running for an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, it was announced Thursday.

    Members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each films on the shortlist, on Thursday, January 3. Following the "bake-off" screenings, members will vote to nominate five films, which will be announced Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. ET in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

    Click though to view trailers and behind-the-scenes featurettes about each film's FX work.

    The shortlisted film are (in alphabetical order):

    "The Amazing Spider-Man"

    Senior FX supervisor Jerome Chen walks us through the creation of the high school hallway fight in which everything - from characters to the environment - was created digitally.

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