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Visual effects Oscar contenders down to 7

January 5, 2011 |  6:48 pm

Scott pilgrim 

They are about as different in tone as can be, but seven films have made the latest cut in the race to earn an Oscar nomination for visual effects.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that these films remain in the running for the 83rd Academy Awards, at least until Jan. 20 when visual effects branch members vote on which ones to make the final five nominees:

“Alice in Wonderland”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1”



“Iron Man 2”

“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”

“Tron: Legacy”   

The branch members will screen 15-minute excerpts of each film on Jan. 20 before narrowing the field.

The Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 25.

— Elena Howe

Photo: Michael Cera, left, in "Scott Pilgrim." Credit: Universal Pictures