The Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films that will be consideredfor achievement in visual effects for the 76th Academy Awards.

The titles are: Hulk,The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, Master And Commander, Peter Pan,Pirates Of The Caribbean, Terminator 3 and X2.

Curiously,neither of the Matrixsequels released this year is included on the list.

Fifteen-minute clip reelsfrom each of the seven will be screened for the visual effects nominatingcommittee on Jan 21 and members will then shorten the list to three.

Finalists will be announcedalong with nominees in 23 other categories on Jan 27.