The Academy has narrowed down the list of Visual Effects contenders to ten finalists. Of course Gravity, The Hobbit, and many of the big summer blockbusters made the cut. I am surprised that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was left off, probably showing its lack of support within the Academy. Also missing are Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, and Ender's Game.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Thor: The Dark World"
"World War Z"
My updated predictions are now:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness