- Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:08 PM
Skopje, 18 December 2014 (MIA) – The Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Science has announced its list of 10 movies shortlisted for an Oscar nomination for visual effects for 2014. Artists from the Macedonian and world-renowned animation and visual effects company FX3X worked on four out of the ten movies.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are tipped as favourites to win the coveted recognition. The list also includes “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Godzilla”, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, “Interstellar”, “Maleficent”, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”,” X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Transformers: Age Of Extinction”.
FX3X co-owner Milivoje Gjorgjevic said the artists were proud of their work.
“We are honoured to have had the privilege to work on four out of the 10 shortlisted movies for the best visual effects nomination… The visual effects in these movies are more than spectacular… FX3X worked on Guardians of the Galaxy in cooperation with Method Studious, Maleficent in cooperation with MPC Technicolor, Transformers: Age of Extinction in cooperation with Industrial Light & Magic and Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in cooperation with Scanline. We keep our fingers crossed for the movies to be nominated for an Oscar for best visual effects,” stated Gjorgjevic.
This year’s competition in the category is quite strong, said the second FX3X co-owner Kristijan Danilovski adding that several films with stunning visual effects did not manage to be considered in the first round of 10 movies, such as for example “The Edge of Tomorrow”.
He said he was pleased that the company had worked on movies that were considered for an Oscar nomination in other categories, such as “Into the Woods”, shortlisted in the categories for best costume design, best make-up design and production design, and “The Giver” for best sound.
In addition to the nominated movies and The Edge of Tomorrow, FX3X in 2014 also worked on other Hollywood blockbusters, including RoboCap, Jersey Boys, Hercules, Lucy, The Giver, rounding off the year with Exodus: Gods and Kings, which is set to be premiered Thursday evening in Skopje.
The VFX branch executive committee determines the shortlist. The members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration on Jan. 10. The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Jan. 15, while the Oscars awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 22. ba/15:02
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