The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that fifteen films have been selected as semi-finalists for Achievement in Visual Effects at the upcoming Academy Awards®. They are:
Angels & Demons, Avatar, Coraline, Disney's A Christmas Carol, District 9, G-Force, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2012, Watchmen and Where the Wild Things Are
In early January that list will be narrowed to seven, while 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films will be screened by Academy members on January 21st. Three films will make the final nomination list which will be announced on Tuesday, February 2nd.