The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced today [10] that 15 films have been selected as semi-finalists for the visual effects Oscar.

The films in alphabetical order:

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



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

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Tron: Legacy (pictured)


In early January, members of the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee, who selected the semi-finalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the visual effects branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on January 25, 2011.