ByBrian Salisbury, writer at
Brian Salisbury

Best Visual Effects is one of the categories at the Academy Awards that doesn't get the same amount of attention as, say Best Actor or Best Director. However, as a colossal geek myself, it's a category that always garners my interest. Of the 147 possible contenders for Best Visual Effects at the 2013 Oscars, the field has just been narrowed to this short list of ten.



The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3

The Lone Ranger


Star Trek Into Darkness

Thor: The Dark World

Pacific Rim

World War Z

It's already shaping up to be an especially interesting year for this category. We have the biggest conceivable film spectacle in Pacific Rim and the far more intimate, but only slightly less ambitious Gravity. From this list, the final five nominees will be selected. My picks for the final five: Gravity, Pacific Rim, Elysium, Iron Man 3, Oblivion. The nominees will be announced January 16th.

Weigh in, readers! Which five would you choose? Any glaring omissions that you notice?

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