The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have begun setting the stage for the 2011 Academy Awards. They have now announced the finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. With 15 contenders, there are plenty visual treats amongst this list. However, come time to hand out that Oscar, only 3 of the finalists will be nominees and only 1 will take home the coveted Oscar.
The Best Visual Effects category has long been the category for those Hollywood blockbusters to really shine. Those big-budget strictly-popcorn-action-movies get their day in the sun as they’re usually the ones that are heavily built on visuals and special effects. This year’s (rather 2011′s) list has plenty of that style to flaunt too.