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These movies should have been nominated for Oscar visual effects

2009: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2008: Hellboy 2 / Prince Caspian
2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Spider-Man 3
2006: The Fountain / Casino Royale
2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Star Wars Episode: Revenge of the Sith
2004: The Day After Tomorrow / The Aviator
2003: Peter Pan / X2
2002: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Minority Report
2001: Harry Potter and the PhillosopherÂ’s Stone / Black Hawk Down
2000: X-Men
1999: The Mummy
1998: The Truman Show
1997: Men in Black
1996: Star Trek: First Contact
1995: Jumanji
1987: The Witches of Eastwick
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At least one more:

1982: TRON

Re: These movies should have been nominated for Oscar visual effercts

I think Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World should have made it to the nominee's.

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2010: Predators/ Clash of the Titans
2009: 2012
2003: Jeepers Creepers 2 (the CGI is great for a low-budget horror film)
1998: Small Soldiers
1990: Tremors (it should have WON!! And it didnt even get a nomination???)
1988: The Blob
1982: John Carpenter's THE THING/ Tron
1975: Jaws



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2010 had the obvious snubb of Tron Legacy and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

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It's mind-boggling to me that Revenge of the Sith wasn't even nominated for an Oscar for visual effects for 2005.

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Don't sweat it, oscars have been BS awards for sometime, and rarely do they truly give awards that are deserved. Most of it is all political.

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Re: These movies should have been nominated for Oscar visual effects

You're actually correct here, though knowing most Americans you probably support more populist garbage winning oscars. The fact that Melancholia is not a strong contender for this nomination is depressing.

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2009: 2012



2009: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


And what would you nominate them over? If you say 'Avatar', keep dreaming. And none of those films featured better work than what was shown in 'District 9', so your last replacement choice is 'Star Trek', which is also arguably better on a VFX level than all of those titles.

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Clash of the Titans (2010) & (1981)

Pan's Labyrinth

Hellboy & Hellboy II: The Golden Army


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'Hellboy II' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' I definitely agree with.

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And what would you nominate them over?

Clearly, I would replace Star Trek with 2012. Star Trek's CGI looked pretty good, but it looked just as good as Star Wars III.

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2012's effects became lackluster and dull about 20 minutes into the destruction sequences. As much as I disliked Star Trek as a movie, its CGI at least remained consistent til' the very end.

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I agree with your list apart from the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies, as the viewer is very aware that they are watching a special effect.
The best effects are those that you do not notice, Minority Report being a good example.
Generally any movie by Michael Bay, Steven Speilberg or Roland Emmerich always have the best effects available.

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