Yes, you read that right: The Hobbit has already joined nine other films on the short-list of Oscar contenders! No, it’s not for Best Picture…you presumptuous fiend!
Sci-Fi / Fantasy film nerds should be happy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Dark Knight Rises have made it onto the short list of contenders for Best Visual Effects at the 85th Acadmey Awards. The films join a list of 10 remaining hopefuls including The Amazing Spiderman, Cloud Atlas, John Carter, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Prometheus, Skyfall and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Those lucky members of the Academy’s visual effects branch will get to view a ten minute excerpt of each film in early January, from which they will make their final list of five films to be considered for the golden statue.
Nominees will be announced January 10, with the ceremony to be held February 24.