Baz Luhrmann’’s Australia earns Oscar nomination

January 7th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI  

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Melbourne, January 7 (ANI): Director Baz Luhrmanns epic romance film Australia has earned itself an Oscar nomination in the visual effects category.

According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the film would compete against The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Iron Man, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, for the same award.

However, the nominations would further be short listed to three after members of the academy’’s visual effects branch would see a 15-minute extract from each film, followed by their screenings.

The top three to impress the judges would make it to the final nominations, to be announced on January 22, reports

The Oscars ceremony is scheduled to be held in Hollywood on February 22. (ANI)

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