Well, it wasn’t the greatest news for genre features this year, despite a lot of hopes…if you followed the nominations (or my tweets), you know that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 got the snub for Best Picture despite the 10-film field (the closest to a genre film was Hugo), while the Academy again shows they don’t know how to deal with motion-capture performances and ignored Andy Serkis yet again for his work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But what did garner nominations?
Harry Potter did get three nominations, for Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects.
Hugo was the big winner with 11 nominations: Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Editing, Music Written for Motion Pictures: Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, and Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
The Adventures of Tintin received five: Best Animated Feature, Animated Effects in an Animated Production, Editing, Music, and Writing (so we should hopefully see Steven Moffat make an appearance).
Transformers: Dark of the Moon received three: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Real Steel both received just one for Visual Effects.