Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Captain America” and “X-Men: First Class” over “Real Steel” and “Transformers”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Hugo, Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

So much for superheroes. Rather than honor Marvel comics brought to life, which earned a combined total of zero mentions this year, it’s all about robots, as “Transformers” earns a nomination despite the second film in the series being snubbed, as well as the Hugh Jackman starrer “Real Steel.” I haven’t seen either and don’t plan to. This is only the third time that a “Harry Potter” film has been nominated, and this is the only mention for a film many expected to do better, joined by the film with the most nominations: “Hugo.”

My current bet to win: “Hugo”

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