Tuesday, May 10, 2011

84th Oscar Visual Effects Updates (5/10/11)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in May 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Visual Effects race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. The Tree Of Life (previous rank 2)
3. Super 8 (previous rank 3)
4. Contagion (previous rank 4)
5. Hugo Cabret (previous rank 5)

6. X-Men: First Class (previous rank 6)
7. Cowboys & Aliens (previous rank 7)
8. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (previous rank 9)
9. The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 8)
10. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (previous rank 13)
11. Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (previous rank 10)
12. Captain America: The First Avenger (previous rank 11)
13. Thor (previous rank 12)
14. The Green Lantern (previous rank 14)
15. Immortals (previous rank 15)
16. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (previous rank 19)
17. War Horse (previous rank 20)
18. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (moved from 85th Oscar rank 5)
19. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (previous rank 21)
20. Source Code (previous rank 18)
21. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 23)
22. Drive (New)
23. Haywire (New)
24. Colombiana (New)
25. The Adjustment Bureau (Previous rank 22)
26. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (New)
27. Sucker Punch (previous rank 25)
28. The Skin That I Inhabit (New)
29. Melancholia (New)
30. Fast Five (New)
31. The Artist (New)
32. Hanna (New)
33. Rampart (New)
34. 13 Assassins (New)
35. Water For Elephants (New)
36. We Bought A Zoo (New)
37. I Am Number Four (previous rank 17)
38. Twixt Now And Sunrise (New)
39. Warrior (New)
40. Another Earth (New)
41. Battle: Los Angeles (previous rank 16)
42. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (New)
43. The Raven (previous rank 24)
44. The Three Musketeers (New)
45. Jane Eyre (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Visual Effects predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into visual effects, you might also like Cinematography and Film Editing.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
Switch to another year: 84th,  85th,  86th,  87th,  88th,  89th  


  1. Originally posted by Anonymous on July 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm:

    You might want to put Rise of the Planet of the Apes in the top five for visual effects, on the strength of its latest trailers...

  2. Originally posted by NeverTooEarlyMP on July 16 at 9:30 am:

    I agree. The trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes did look amazing, didn't it? (at least in terms of VFX). I'm very excited about that movie.

  3. I finally got around to updating these. The new version can be found here: http://nevertooearlymoviepredictions.blogspot.com/2011/08/84th-oscar-visual-effects-updates-2011.html