Oscar 2008: Long List of Visual Effects Pictures Contenders

Dec 12, 2008–Go Figure: “Journey to the Center of the Earth” has made the Motion Picture Academy's long list of 15 visual effects contenders, but Warner's “Speed Racer” and Universal's “Wanted” did not.  The long list is the pictures members of the vfx branch are expected to see before they meet to choose the seven movies that will compete in the vfx short list , to be announced January 6, 2009.

The 15 Pictures are, in alphabetical order:


“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Dark Knight”

“The Day the Earth Stood Still”


“Hellboy II”

“The Incredible Hulk”

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

“Iron Man”

“Journey to the Center of the Earth”

“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”

“Quantum of Solace”

“The Spiderwick Chronicles”