Visual Effects Oscar Goes To Hugo

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Hugo won the Oscar for visual effects, the film's fifth award of the night, having won for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography and Art Direction.

The nominees were:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning

Real Steel
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier.

Some Twitter reaction to the win:

Best Visual Effects Oscar goes to HUGO!!!! Another Oscar win woot!!! #oscars 1 minute ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Way too many killer nominees for Visual Effects... SO many gems. #oscars 1 minute ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Douglas Trumbull no visual effects nom for Tree of Life is biggest oscar snub of the night. Still, he's got lifetime achievement award. 2 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Visual Effects - If Hugo wins over Harry Potter I am going to be so pissed! #Oscar 3 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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