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Dark Of The Moon In the Running For Oscar Nomination

Posted on 12-10-2011 at 12:21 AM by ORIO under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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IGN.com is reporting that the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 films are now in the running for Achievement in Visual Effects for this year's 84th Annual Oscars. Among those fifteen are our favorite Robots In Disguise and their Mega Blockbuster, Transformers Dark Of The Moon. There are some tough competitors in the list including; Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men: First Class and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, just to name but a few. In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.

Think the Autobots and Decepticons can pull off a win? The nominees will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The 84th Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 26, 2012. In the meantime, you can read the full press release by clicking on the title bar and then head over to the 2005 Boards and tell us what you think.

Beverly Hills, CA (December 9, 2011) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

"Captain America: The First Avenger"
"Cowboys & Aliens"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
"Real Steel"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
"Sucker Punch"
"Super 8"
"Thor"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"The Tree of Life"
"X-Men: First Class"

In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the 15 films, will narrow the list to 10.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Optimus Prime
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the guaranteed winner. Critics were declaring it the Oscar winner for VFX ever since the first trailer. Don't be surprised if DotM isn't even nominated; Harry Potter, Super 8, Hugo, and the Tree of Life will most likely fill the remaining slots.

Good to see it made the short list, anyway; at least it gets some credit.
SPLIT LIP
It better win. It'd be a crime for it not to.
Soundbytes
Transformers 3 has been nominated for the Oscar for best VFX.
You can see the other nominees here: Who Had the Best Visual Effects of the Year? - Movies News at IGN

Edit: looks like I was beat to it, my bad!
TacomaPrime
Who Had the Best Visual Effects of the Year? - Movies News at IGN

Nice! It's up against some other good movies!

Beverly Hills, CA (December 9, 2011) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

"Captain America: The First Avenger"
"Cowboys & Aliens"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Hugo"
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
"Real Steel"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
"Sucker Punch"
"Super 8"
"Thor"
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
"The Tree of Life"
"X-Men: First Class"
TacomaPrime
well son of a b. beaten to the punch again.
Hobbes-timus Prime
In consideration =/= nominated. This is an earlier step. Only about three movies will actually have the honor of a nomination.

I bet DotM will be one of them, though.

EDIT: Oh, wow, three threads about this. Oops.
netkid
The Oscars don't mean shit. Even if they don't win, Paramount and Michael Bay will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Dolza_Khyron
hugo's going to win lol.
General Tekno
Planet of the Apes has a great shot. It was a movie people had low expectations for, that by all rights was expected to not be very good, and blew me away.

And a lot of that was due to the outstanding work of Andy Serkis and the visual effects team in selling Caesar. If Caesar hadn't been sold to the audience, the movie falls apart.
st.ranger
And what about Razzies for The Worst Movie? I think DotM have rival in Twilight.
Darth Cylon
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Originally Posted by st.ranger View Post
And what about Razzies for The Worst Movie? I think DotM have rival in Twilight.


I'd vote for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Andy Serkis + WETA = Win
blackout501st
ill be happy if it makes it into the actual show. but im not holding my breath for them to win. Hollywood is a popularity contest, and they do not care about huge blockbusting fan based films like dark of the moon. all they care about is talking polar bears and smurfs on steroids.
Dolza_Khyron
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Originally Posted by Darth Cylon View Post


I'd vote for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Andy Serkis + WETA = Win
yea... at least DOTM had some kind of an ending.

rise of the planet of the apes, just kind'a ends, as soon as it starts getting good!
SKULLSKREAM
so sick of seeing potter getting involved on all the award shows,& who gives a rats ass about apes beating people up,hugo..wtf is hugo,another bullshit movie that sucks..DOTM BETTER WIN,IT OUT DOES ALL THESE SORE LOSERS..
hupla
Hope Hugo wins, amazing and beautiful film.
Matt Starr
Whether or not the Academy and its voters like the movie itself, I don't see how they can't admire the technical achievement of the visual (AND sound) effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. You can fucking hate the story, the acting, even the direction, but the special effects are incredible and have been for 3 movies in a row now.

The expertise it takes to animate a vehicle and transform it into a living robot IS an achievement. And I believe worth rewarding.

I would say give the series its due, but the Oscars are pretty much made for old people who like old-fashioned things. It's no wonder the younger generation isn't paying attention anymore to the Oscars. The problem is that at this rate, the Academy may very well one day make their own awards irrelevant.
Autobot Adam
I saw both Rise of the planet of the apes and Dark of the Moon and they are both amazing films, though they both have stunning VFX my vote would have to go to dotm. I will seriously scream my head off with rage if it dosent win next year. I kinda find the oscars unfair especially when then gave the golden compass the award instead of TF1, I don't know what was going thorough their heads when they did that.

Transforming robots with over 10,000 individual pices > monkeys.
moreprimeland
Saw the list..heck, several of them were just released a couple of weeks ago, hate when they do that...oh well..best of luck to DOTM, but they have some serious competition.
Tommybg2003
fast forward to the end of the story, Transformers will be robbed again.
Shizuka
I'm not saying that DOTM should win because it's Transformers and because it's my favourite action movie of all time but because:

1) The visuals just cannot be beaten
2) ILM are to God what elves are to Santa
moreprimeland
^^^ 100% Agree...but it's Hollywood.
Rodan75
I think Rise of the Planet of the Apes will win.

The REAL scandal was the Oscar to the Golden Compass insted of Transformers 1 in 2008! Now it's too late, the effects of the sequels are still amazing, but they aren't as groundbreaking as the effects of the first one.
Incepticon
DOTM won't win. But the real crime will be if Planet of the Apes wins instead... because the CGI in that one looked like complete shit compared to the standards we're used to nowadays. Just like Tron Legacy before it, I'm amazed it ever got to the big screen looking the way it did.

The real shame is no mention of DOTM getting nominated for sound mixing (yet). Like the movie... hate the movie... the sound design was mindblowing.
Megabattimus
Rise of the Planet Apes has got this one in the bag, and boy do WETA deserve it. It would be nice if Transformers 3 won it, but it probably won't even get nominated.
Vamast
more like 'american films club'
doomboy536
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Originally Posted by Vamast View Post
more like 'american films club'
It's an American award awarded by an American organisation, with the ceremony hosted in America for an American-dominated industry. Not really a surprise there.

DOTM won't win any Oscars, but not that it needs to. It's made more than enough money to have its creators laughing all the way to the bank.
Automaster
TF3 deserves it if for nothing else because of the shuttle launch/destruction scene. It was so beautiful and haunting at the same time with the sunset and beautiful colors in the sky.
Notilator
how can Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides even be considerd a comptetor.....for anything!?!
Auto Morph
Why does anyone care if it gets recognised or not? I mean, I think the VFX and SFX is nothing short of miraculous and I really like the film too. I don't need someone else to tell me if I'm right or wrong in my own opinion.
Optimus117
Honestly I don't expect DOTM to win, even though I think it should. This franchise has been shafted for the award twice already. If I were an Academy voter, I give it my vote for that reason ALONE. But like I said, I'm sure we'll lose to another talking polar bear....
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by Hobbes-timus Prime View Post
In consideration =/= nominated. This is an earlier step. Only about three movies will actually have the honor of a nomination.

I bet DotM will be one of them, though.

EDIT: Oh, wow, three threads about this. Oops.
THIS. At this point, no, it's not "nominated". However, I'd bet the farm that it will end up being nominated in the final five.

It'd be nice for it to win, but as many people here have already said/guessed, RotPotA has got this in the bag for too many reasons. But all of the films in that 15 deserve to be there, in my opinion. Good work, VFX artists!
springerbee
I'd say...either DOTM or Real Steel.

In fact, I thought some of the special effects in Real Steel looked better than Transformers!
Ash from Carolina
If the award was given just on the merits of the effects in films then Dark of the Moon should be this year's winner. The other films had some impressive effects but the effects for Dark of the Moon felt like they had fewer flaws and they went above and beyond what the other films attempted in special effects.

Sadly Hollywood politics can work it's way into who wins and who does not. If Dark of the Moon had been Bay's last Transformers film I'd say it would be a shoe in because academy voters would say well we screwed Transformers before so we better make up for it with the last film. But with Hollywood buzz about a fourth film and the return of Micheal Bay to the directors chair they may give it to another film thinking hey we will give Transformers the award for their fourth film.

Love how cynical some people are though that an award from your peers means nothing at all. Sure money is nice but I'd be willing to bet a fairly large chunk of change that the effects team would feel elated if they won. Sure they might hand the award to someone like Micheal Bay but it's still saying congratulation you earned it to the army of people who made the effects work for Dark of the Moon.
Stryker055
Nah, Planet of the Apes'll take it. Calling it right now.
Starscreamownz
If DOTM takes the award I'm going to try and stick my foot in my own mouth. The idea of those obtuse prudes in the academy giving a Michael Bay movie recognition for its achievements is nearly impossible.
Krueger
WETA has already won it for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and deservedly so. Sorry ILM. Maybe for TF4 or 5.
FanimusMaximus
*reads the list of DOTM's competition*




Another Transformers movie, another year it doesn't get nice things.
MekaGojira3k
Rise will win.

Better effects.
Johnator
DOTM shouldn't win anything period. Now the new Planet of the Apes movie..........
Sage o' G-fruit
I hope Planet of the Apes wins. Those apes looked pretty real, as opposed to when I looked at the TFs. I knew I was looking at a computer-generated effect throughout the entire movie.
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by FanimusMaximus View Post
*reads the list of DOTM's competition*

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Another Transformers movie, another year it doesn't get nice things.
Krueger
It is a shame that ILM’s breathtaking work on the Transformers films hasn’t been recognised yet. Say what you want about the actual films themselves, but the VFX have always been top notch. As I said before, they will win something for Transformers eventually, just not this time. Yet again.

Having said that, as I said earlier, Planet of the Apes deserves it more. The apes looked photo-real. That’s all there is to it. There were a few times when they merely looked average, like when Caesar was a baby and the CGI for his mother, but I would say that about 99.5% of the film was perfect. There were times when I was fooled for a few seconds. To anyone who has seen the film, would you agree that the orang-utan character actually looks 100% real at all times? My friend I saw it with actually thought he was real.

BTW, Planet of the Apes also proves that CGI characters can be the leads in a live-action film, but that’s a discussion for another time.
YoungPrime
Yes the visual effects are great and deserve recognition but if Bay gets up there to except that award........?


Grrrrr!
Krueger
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Originally Posted by YoungPrime View Post
Yes the visual effects are great and deserve recognition but if Bay gets up there to except that award........?


Grrrrr!
But he wouldnít. Heís not part of ILM.
webz
Of the movies I saw this year's special effects:

"Captain America: The First Avenger" = Nothing Spectacular. Effects on Green Lantern were better. Best effect was putting Chris Even's head on a nerd's body... but even that was done before in Spider-Man 1.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" = Seen it 7 times before. Yay... another green light splashes against a red light... another dragon... ooooo more fireworks.... yaaaaawwwwn...

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" = First movie still the best, effects wise, and Davey Jones far exceeds anything in On Stranger Tides...

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" = Greatest effects since LOTR. Far more realistic digital actors than Gollum or Avatar. Superb. The orangutan looked so real, it was creepy.

"Thor" = Fire-spewing robot aside, the effects were average by today's standards.

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" = Looks the same as it did in 2007. OOOOO more robots... oooooo... big deal. We get it... you can make robots out of car parts... now can you make a decent movie with a plot and acting out of Michael Bay? Nope.

"X-Men: First Class" = weakest of the group. Emma Frost's diamond skin was a joke, most effects looked like recycles of previous films, and the Beast looked just plain silly. Couldn't even be bothered to put the air distortions around Magneto's hands when he uses his power.
4 hours ago
webz
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Originally Posted by Krueger View Post
It is a shame that ILMís breathtaking work on the Transformers films hasnít been recognised yet. Say what you want about the actual films themselves, but the VFX have always been top notch. As I said before, they will win something for Transformers eventually, just not this time. Yet again.

Having said that, as I said earlier, Planet of the Apes deserves it more. The apes looked photo-real. Thatís all there is to it. There were a few times when they merely looked average, like when Caesar was a baby and the CGI for his mother, but I would say that about 99.5% of the film was perfect. There were times when I was fooled for a few seconds. To anyone who has seen the film, would you agree that the orang-utan character actually looks 100% real at all times? My friend I saw it with actually thought he was real.

BTW, Planet of the Apes also proves that CGI characters can be the leads in a live-action film, but thatís a discussion for another time.
Ummm.... hello... CGI leads are common before POTA... Avatar, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, the list is exhausting...
AnithaPrime
AAAAAAHHHH! That's awesome that they got nominated!! I hope they get into at least the top ten :3
Hobbes-timus Prime
I think Transformers 07 got robbed but I also think that with every subsequent movie the likelihood of Transformers actually winning gets less and less.

I'm not a SFX expert, but I imagine part of what the award gets handed out for is doing things no one has ever done before. While the Transformers movies have added more shots and such with each movie, they're still largely just building on what they did in the first movie. There's less and less reason to award the innovation each time. If DotM doesn't win this year (where at least they added the 3D element) I can't imagine any subsequent TF films doing anything so amazing that they pull out the win.

Rise, this year, did some amazing work getting digital characters to emote in subtle ways not yet seen AND just pulling off the risk of resting a dramatic movie on the shoulders of a digital animal like they did...it was work I think is much more likely to get rewarded by the industry peers.

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