Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations

Transformers News: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 10:10AM CST

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Yes, just like it's two predecessors, Transformers Dark of the Moon is nominated for 3 Oscars, so OK it's one Oscar nomination more than previously but you know what I mean. Just like it's predecessors it's nominated for Visual Effects, movies in that category are:

Visual Effects wrote:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Real Steel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon


And instead of "Best Music", Transformers DOTM is nominated for the categories "Sound Editing" and Sound Mixing", the nominated movies in those categories are:

Sound Editing wrote:
  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse


Sound Mixing wrote:
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse


So, what do you think, unlikely like last time, or three times the charm?
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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337681)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 24th, 2012 @ 10:15am CST
And just like with the last two times this won't win one, not even Visual effects.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337739)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 24th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
Planet of the Apes, and Probably War Horse for the other two. This doesn't please me at all. I know they'll lose.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337740)
Posted by dedcat on January 24th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
Passed over for best screenplay AGAIN! How can that be?

(did the sarcasm come across there loud n clear? I sure hope so.)
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337754)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
sound and visuals effects the only things these movies are good for, it wont win any though just look at the movies its up against
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337759)
Posted by prowl123 on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:30pm CST
DotM MUST WIN!
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337761)
Posted by RhA on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CST
dedcat wrote:Passed over for best screenplay AGAIN! How can that be?

(did the sarcasm come across there loud n clear? I sure hope so.)


Haters gonna hate.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337778)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CST
Watching the Oscar's red carpet is one of my favorite parts of the year.

But yeah, DOTM doesn't have an ice cube's chance in hell. Maybe Rosie Huntington Whitely will come in a nice Dolce Gabbana dress, though?
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337800)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:26pm CST
PLEASE let DOTM win one. Just one!!
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337911)
Posted by prowl123 on January 24th, 2012 @ 7:16pm CST
dedcat wrote:Passed over for best screenplay AGAIN! How can that be?

(did the sarcasm come across there loud n clear? I sure hope so.)


This had no chance at that.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337912)
Posted by Seibertron on January 24th, 2012 @ 7:18pm CST
After watching the crazy amount of special features from the new set due out next week, I'm convinced more than ever that this film needs to win for special effects. What they achieved in this film and how incredibly real it all looks is simply amazing. While I was already incredibly impressed with what they achieved prior to watching the special features, I am tenfold more impressed after watching all of the work that goes into this process. Stellar stuff. They deserve to win ... hands down ... especially with what they did to Chicago in this film.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337941)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 24th, 2012 @ 9:23pm CST
It deserves to win for visual effects, certainly. Unfortunately, Planet of the Apes is gonna take it most likely. It also deserves sound awards...all three do.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1337993)
Posted by KingEmperor on January 25th, 2012 @ 12:03am CST
Dead Metal wrote:And just like with the last two times this won't win one, not even Visual effects.

I didn't even think ROTF got nominated for visual. Which was total BS, if you ask me.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1338065)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:08am CST
KingEmperor wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:And just like with the last two times this won't win one, not even Visual effects.

I didn't even think ROTF got nominated for visual. Which was total BS, if you ask me.


This.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1338174)
Posted by prowl123 on January 25th, 2012 @ 2:38pm CST
KingEmperor wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:And just like with the last two times this won't win one, not even Visual effects.

I didn't even think ROTF got nominated for visual. Which was total BS, if you ask me.


I thought the effects were terrible in RotF. You could clearly see the white line around everything CGI. That's a sign of poorly done effects. Plus, everything was so fast, I was hard to tell what was going on.

It probably didn't even get looked at because of what a bad movie it was.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352214)
Posted by Seibertron on February 26th, 2012 @ 8:13pm CST
Anyone else watching Hollywood's Super Bowl? Here's hoping Transformers Dark of the Moon wins something. It definitely deserves Visual Effects.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352224)
Posted by Seibertron on February 26th, 2012 @ 8:31pm CST
Transformers Dark of the Moon lost to Hugo for Sound Editing. :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay:

And it lost again to Huge for Sound Mixing :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352282)
Posted by Seibertron on February 26th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Transformers Dark of the Moon lost to Hugo for Sound Editing. :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay:

And it lost again to Huge for Sound Mixing :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay:


And for Visual Effects. To Hugo. :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352290)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on February 26th, 2012 @ 11:05pm CST
So they lost all 3, surprising absolutely no one. lol
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352298)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on February 26th, 2012 @ 11:38pm CST
>not winning Visual Effects

Oscars confirmed for bullshit.
Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon Receives 3 Oscar Nominations (1352310)
Posted by El Duque on February 27th, 2012 @ 12:55am CST
The Academy Awards have ended and Transformers Dark of the Moon has come up empty handed. The film was nominated in three categories: Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. Unfortunately for us the Martin Scorsese directed Hugo also received nominations in those three categories and managed to sweep all three. Guess we'll have to settle for "It's an honor just to be nominated" and hope for better luck next time. We do have another Transformers film to look forward to in 2014 after all!

Film School Reject's Robert Fure by way of Michael Bay's official website:

[quote]Achievement in Sound Editing

Hugo wins here, which is stupid. Drive was nominated because it was loud and realistic, but I don’t think that overcomes Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which created an amazing and realistic immersive experience that was well thought out. Say what you will about the movie or Bay, but the film is cutting edge and sounded amazing.

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Again, Hugo doesn’t hold a candle to Transformers. The action film is ignored because it’s perceived as being big, loud, and stupid, when it is actually big, loud, and technically crafted amazingly in several departments. Hate the film, you can’t ignore the layers of sound work here.

Achievement in Visual Effects + This is What’s Wrong with the Oscars Part 2

The childish Hugo again wins, inexplicably. I don’t think Deathly Hallows had the consistency in its effects work to win here. Many were cheering Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I don’t think that wins here either – what was the achievement? More facial mocap? Big whoop. The technology being utilized here is Lord of the Rings stuff plus the hair texturing of King Kong. It’s not groundbreaking. I liked Real Steel, which had some pretty great effects, but the king of the pile here is Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

This is again what’s wrong with the Oscar’s. They don’t want to give Transformers an Academy Award, despite the fact that it is utterly amazing visually. Michael Bay has a bad reputation in some professional circles and a lot of people consider him to be a bad director – so what? This isn’t about good people and this category actually isn’t about “good” movies. Transformers is at least competent in every department, but when it comes to visual effects, this film is retardedly amazing. The robots move more realistically than the apes in Rise, and they seamlessly interact with the physical environment. The effects are blended perfectly.

Further, the film breaks ground in processing power and what’s possible on the screen. Each of the Transformers is made up of hundreds, if not tens of thousands, of pieces that are animated. There was a time when just putting one of those guys on screen was impossible, yet now a battle can rage with dozens of Transformers fighting dozens of flying vehicles while buildings collapse in the background. This just isn’t about the robots, it’s about the entire digital landscape collapsing around them. Dark of the Moon was fucking robbed.[/quote]

[quote]Visual Effects

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2[/*:m]
  • Hugo - Winner[/*:m]
  • Real Steel[/*:m]
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes[/*:m]
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon[/*:m][/list:u]
    [/quote]

    [quote]Sound Editing

    • Drive[/*:m]
    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo[/*:m]
    • Hugo - Winner[/*:m]
    • Transformers: Dark of the Moon[/*:m]
    • War Horse[/*:m][/list:u]
      [/quote]

      [quote]Sound Mixing

      • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo[/*:m]
      • Hugo - Winner[/*:m]
      • Moneyball[/*:m]
      • Transformers: Dark of the Moon[/*:m]
      • War Horse[/*:m][/list:u]
        [/quote]

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