Rules of the Game

Giardina, Carolyn
November 2008
Hollywood Reporter;11/17/2008, Vol. 407 Issue 22, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the blurring of differences between animation and visual effects, and its impact on the selection of films in the visual effects category of the Academy Awards. It mentions that the blurring has the potential to alter the Academy's list of seven films which will compete in the bake-off for three Oscar nomination slots in the category. It states that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is expected to meet in December 2008 to select the films.


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