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Oscar 2011 Winner Predictions Visual Effects

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Oscar 2011 Winner Predictions: Visual Effects

A category that seems almost too easy to call. Some said that Alice in Wonderland’s visual effects were more like human-rights offenses, that Iron Man 2’s visual F/X team phoned it in after the first film, and that Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear didn’t need to take a swim in Hereafter’s impressive tsunami. And though Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was strongly reviewed, is there anyone who expects the film to break the franchise’s always-a-bridesmaid status at the Oscars so far? Yeah, for its Paris-bending-back-on-itself and zero-gravity scenes alone, Inception shows off the sort of iconic craftsmanship that usually takes this prize in a walk. I gather Inception is so far ahead of the pack that the only thing that can prevent it from winning is a write-in nomination for The King’s Speech or the world finally waking up from this horrible nightmare where the Christopher Nolan film actually exists.

Will Win: Inception

Could Win: Alice in Wonderland

Should Win: Inception