Disney’s disastrous hybrid “John Carter” is one of 10 films which remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.
Combining CGI animation and live action, John Carter was released March 9. The major money-loser was originally conceived as a live-action film by Brad Bird. Explored as a trilogy of films, this first film was based on just the first Edgar Rice Burroughs novel.
Other films on the shortlist for the Visual Effects category of the Oscars are The Amazing Spider-Man, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Marvel’s The Avengers, Prometheus, Skyfall and Snow White and the Huntsman.
All members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 3. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in over 225 countries worldwide.