Friday, January 11, 2013

Marvel's "The Avengers" Gets 2013 Oscar Nomination

by Leroy Douresseaux

Since 1998's Blade, comic book movies have been surprise hits and surprise blockbusters.  Now, such movies are expected to be massive hits that big Hollywood studios depend on to bring in lots of money.  These movie also earn Academy Award nominations and even wins.

However, even with big hits like The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man released in 2012, only one comic book film earned a 2013 Oscar nomination.  That is Marvel's The Avengers, in the category of "Best Achievement in Visual Effects."  Here, are the nominees in that category:

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

The Avengers: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White

Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott

Prometheus: Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Phil Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson

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