Seven in Running for 2007 Visual Effects Oscar


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that seven films remain in contention for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Bourne Ultimatum
Evan Almighty
The Golden Compass
I Am Legend
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

On Wednesday, January 16, members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.