What's an Oscar shortlist? It's the first cut in a round of auditions. Every year, in its technical categories, the AMPAS releases a list of films which have been deemed eligible for the big prize. This time around, the category is Visual Effects. Here are the films from 2010 which are the best of the bunch so far.
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 and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
My Picks: Well, it has to be narrowed down to seven by January but then only five will be up for the Oscar. My picks are: Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Inception, Tron and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. I'll be highly surprised if either Alice or Inception doesn't make the cut. The rest depends of how the Visual Effects Society nominations too.