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Hereafter boots TRON: Legacy off Oscar shortlist

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Hereafter image courtesy of Warner Bros.

TRON: Legacy has lost out to Clint Eastwood’s near-death drama Hereafter in the VFX Oscar nominations.

The Academy’s final shortlist of five for best visual effects almost exactly replicates that of the Visual Effects Society Awards, announced last week, with Inception, Iron Man 2, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 all up for the Oscar.

But Hereafter, shortlisted in the supporting visual effects category by the VES, moves up a division at the Academy Awards, pushing Joseph Kosinski’s TRON reboot out of the running.

Chomet beats Shrek to animated feature shortlist
With just three movies in the running for best animated feature, the Oscar shortlist was never going to coincide exactly with the VES’s list of five, but both Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon gain dual nominations.

The surprise here is Sylvain Chomet’s charming but downbeat The Illusionist, which beats off Tangled, Shrek Forever After and The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

And the lists for best animated short differ radically, with only Pixar’s Day and Night making both line-ups. Instead, the Academy has favoured largely more indie work, including Studio Soi’s animated version of The Gruffalo, Geefwee Boedoe’s Let’s Pollute, Passion Pictures’ The Lost Thing and Bastien Dubois’ Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage.

View the full list of Academy Award nominees

View the full list of VES Award nominees

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8 responses to “Hereafter boots TRON: Legacy off Oscar shortlist”

  1. bill payer said:

    It’s official. Award ceremonies are a Joke !

    3:43 pm on Thursday, January 27, 2011

  2. Floyd said:

    They were a joke when Star Wars Episode 1 lost to The Matrix.

    3:14 am on Friday, January 28, 2011

  3. Keith said:

    Don’t blame Hereafter. I think it was great work. I’d blame Potter or Iron Man 2, either of which should have been booted for Tron.

    9:21 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2011

  4. Schuyler said:

    Hereafter deserved its moment in the spotlight! Great work, great film. Pilgrim & Tron were vastly over-rated!

    6:17 am on Saturday, February 5, 2011

  5. Kai said:

    Awesome! TRON is an over-rated piece of s***. Hereafter was stunning work. Among the best of the year. Stop beating up on Hereafter, and look more closely at the crap-tastic TRON to know that it was NOT worthy of an Oscar nom, let alone a win.

    4:37 am on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  6. borvontheborvoninator said:

    Actually I would argue Scott Pilgrim and Tron:: Legacy were not only the best visual films of 2010 but some of the best films released that year, Hereafter was just thrown in and It doesn’t even deserve the recognition.

    2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  7. masteregle said:

    Tron: Legacy was awesome film. It had some great VFX, musical score by Daft Pank, great costume design, great art directing but the movie was nominated to none of those categories, but instead it was nominated for sounds editing – What a joke. Thats all what academy awards is – big joke. Another disappointing year from academy awards. The best year was when Lord of the Rings won 11 oscars.

    6:28 pm on Monday, February 14, 2011

  8. Cassidy said:

    Any doubters & haters, check out this rad vfx reel for Hereafter. Kicks ass across the board, fer sure!

    1:33 am on Friday, February 18, 2011

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