Visual Effects Oscar List Trimmed to Seven

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that they have reduced the number of films in the running for the 2008 Visual Effects Oscar to seven. This list (including two films starring Brendan Fraser?!) will be reduced to a total of three films on January 15, with nominations unveiled on January 22.

The final seven films in consideration for the 2008 Visual Effects Oscar are:
“Australia”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
“Iron Man”
“Journey to the Center of the Earth”
“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”

Stay tuned on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT as we bring you the full list of nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards.