Today the Academy announced the ten films in contention for Best Visual Effects at the 2013 Oscar and as a result I have opened up the prediction doors to yet another category in my Oscar Predictions.
Prior to today's announcement, however, there were six additional films I had listed as potential contenders that didn't make the list, the most surprising of which was the omission of The Impossible, which has a fantastic tsunami sequence and when you consider Clint Eastwood's Hereafter was nominated only two years ago for similar effects (though I believe The Impossible does a much better job) I thought for sure it would be included.
Also missing is The Hunger Games, Looper, Men in Black III and Wrath of the Titans, but I did also have the ten that eventually made the list, which are featured directly below in the order I'm currently predicting.
- Life of Pi
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Marvel's The Avengers
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- Cloud Atlas
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- John Carter
- The Dark Knight Rises
Personally I don't see Life of Pi losing this one and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would seem to be the largest and most obvious threat. I'm a little torn in those fourth, fifth and sixth slots as I can't tell what combination of Snow White and the Huntsman, Cloud Atlas or Prometheus I want to go with, but at this point I think Cloud Atlas is the odd man out.
You can comment on my prediction directly below or in the just opened section for this category over in my Oscar predictions.