Here Are the 15 Semifinalists for the Special Effects Oscar


The collapsing dreamscapes of Inception, runaway train of Unstoppable, and wonky mouth of Tron: Legacy's de-aged Jeff Bridges just got a little closer to Oscar gold. The Academy announced its initial shortlist of the semifinalists for the visual effects Oscar (which will be whittled to seven next month, then three for the actual nominations), and in addition to those films, they include Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Clash of the Titans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Iron Man 2, The Last Airbender, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Shutter Island, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Hoist a computer-generated glass of champagne, won't you?