Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects

Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects

Friday, January 8th, 2010 2:34am CST

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Seibertron.com member Psychout has stumbled upon the next Oscar nominee Visual effects list on SlashFilm and, yes, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen has been nominated in that category.

To view the entire list of nominations, just click here.

Will it make it this time round or will it just be nominated like it's predecessor in 2007? Only time will tell.

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This article was last modified on Friday, January 8th, 2010 8:49am CST

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Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034671)
Posted by Abraxsis on January 8th, 2010 @ 3:33am CST
I think hell would freeze over if TF2 won anything at the oscars. I also don't see why avatar is so highly regarded. It's a bloody pocahontas remake, nothing original in it at all. And the visuals gave me a major migrane, so avatar is at the bottom of my list, tied with TF2 for suckiest film.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034674)
Posted by Jetstorm92210 on January 8th, 2010 @ 3:44am CST
Devastator makes me sad. The only reason why Spielberg sweared after watching him in action was because of Devastator "attributes". I'm not a GEEWUNNER but I wish Devastator was made more like his G1 namesake, It would had looked cool.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034679)
Posted by Burn on January 8th, 2010 @ 3:52am CST
Well something has to lose ...

Personally i'm hoping for District 9 to be an unexpected big winner.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034702)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 8th, 2010 @ 6:01am CST
DAMNIT! Avatars in this! While I think ROTF has the better quality of CGI, Avatar looks like it has more quantity. Plus the 3-D, and people say its awesome. I even hear some people say that the story was un original but the CG saved it and or took up for it. Must be some good-ass CG to save a story. But the two TF movies have the most realistic special effects I have seen when it comes to this category. But last time, they lost to a f8kin polar bear! Really?
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034731)
Posted by Mechastrike on January 8th, 2010 @ 8:03am CST
last month, i posted a comment about avatar winning the oscars and i got rebuked as a reply. it's going to be a miracle if ROTF won.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034747)
Posted by dragons on January 8th, 2010 @ 9:26am CST
TF2 has no chance of winning, and I'm shocked that it was even nominated. The visual effects weren't that great. And since everyone's calling Avatar the Star Wars of our Generation I think it's obvious that it's going to win. Also James Cameron > Michael Bay.


maybe thats why it wasnominated everyone expects avatra to win but if it was nominated fro mlast year it might have won something and poeple in charge of the oscars didnt want transfromers to win anything,

OR

there desperat fro more nominations & they put transfromers in there if you ask me every catargory that avatra is in it will probably win, that harrypotter, or twilight new moon
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034761)
Posted by Bouncy X on January 8th, 2010 @ 10:49am CST
should avatar even be there? i was pretty sure it missed the cut-off date and would just get nominated at next year's awards.

but considering a movie with terrible effects like golden compass won before, i dont hold out much hope this time. i can't believe all the people saying TF looked like crap etc.. wow, hate the movie itself all you want but thats the one place where it did amazing work.

of course it'll probably go to avatar because everyone seems to be blinded by its "awesomeness". lol
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034803)
Posted by Savage on January 8th, 2010 @ 12:45pm CST
While the visual effects of ROTF are intense and definitely worthy of an award (probably the only part of the film that is truly award-worthy), I'm betting Avatar ends up winning.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034811)
Posted by SoooTrypticon on January 8th, 2010 @ 1:13pm CST
Those trashing the Golden Compass effects miss the point entirely. The Academy doesn't just look at the "prettiest effects" but the effects that deliver the best performance. That extra effort that makes it more than just shiny.

The Golden Compass wasn't a great film (still better than either Transformers film) but the CG animals all expressed emotions and "acted" alongside the flesh and blood people- and not one of them peed or break danced or tried to rape characters with robot tentacles.

The Bayformers just rolled around a lot and looked shiny.

The same goes for Revenge of the Bayformers.

Don't be surprised if the pics this year are:

-Avatar
-District 9
-Harry Potter
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034834)
Posted by decepticonblitz77 on January 8th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CST
it should be nominated for crappiest lead actress(megan fox) :-x
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034836)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 8th, 2010 @ 3:10pm CST
decepticonblitz77 wrote:it should be nominated for crappiest lead actress(megan fox) :-x


Why the hate against Megan Fox? I think she was all right, not good, but definitely not worse than the rest of the human cast.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034841)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on January 8th, 2010 @ 4:04pm CST
Tough year as I love Avatar, District 9, Terminator: Salvation Star Trek, and Transformers 2 and their effects.

I would go with the underdog on that list and say District 9 wins this year. District 9's effects does so much in the movie with little amount of money. The CGI that were used were able to emotionally connect the audience with the aliens. The movie was a perfect marriage between live action and CGI.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034843)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 8th, 2010 @ 4:16pm CST
Agreed with that guy's list on the article. Avatar and District 9 both blew me away with their visual effects. 2012 had the great California destruction scene, but the other bits were sub-par. Transformers does have some mind-blowing scenes, but it also has lots of "that's soooo fake!" scenes. It should come over Terminator though.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034905)
Posted by The Fallen Prime on January 8th, 2010 @ 7:50pm CST
I'm not surprised that RotF is on the list. The effects were better than the previous movie. I remember hearing on the documentary DVD that they increased the resolution of the effects. I don't remember what that resolution was off-hand, but it was ridiculously high.

It may not win, but I do hope it does.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034933)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 8th, 2010 @ 8:50pm CST
The Fallen Prime wrote:I'm not surprised that RotF is on the list. The effects were better than the previous movie.


There were still less details than in the first movie - in the battle in Egypt, Megatron once runs out of smoke without any sign he was there; also, Megatron fires his fusion cannon multiple times without any kind of projectile/bullet/laser leaving the cannon - all in all, RotF's effects were very weak or blurry.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034980)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 8th, 2010 @ 10:21pm CST
SoooTrypticon wrote:Those trashing the Golden Compass effects miss the point entirely. The Academy doesn't just look at the "prettiest effects" but the effects that deliver the best performance. That extra effort that makes it more than just shiny.

The Golden Compass wasn't a great film (still better than either Transformers film) but the CG animals all expressed emotions and "acted" alongside the flesh and blood people- and not one of them peed or break danced or tried to rape characters with robot tentacles.

What movie did you see?
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1034991)
Posted by Exic on January 8th, 2010 @ 11:10pm CST
Whether they win or not, I think it's a good movie. I don't think they will win though..
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1035018)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on January 9th, 2010 @ 12:11am CST
Avatar first, ROTF second, Harry Potter third, Terminator Salvation fourth.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1035053)
Posted by KingEmperor on January 9th, 2010 @ 2:34am CST
I'v lost faith in the Oscars ever since Saving Private Ryan lost to Shakespeare In Love for Best Movie.
Re: Revenge of the Fallen earns Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (1035225)
Posted by chuuzetsu on January 9th, 2010 @ 6:18pm CST
The title is a bit misleading. ROTF was not nominated for an Oscar, yet. The short list are not the final list of nominations.

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