From what I hear, this Award is basically already won, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has to do the whole routine anyway. Here are the 15 films shortlisted for the Best Visual Effects Oscar.
Angels & Demons
Disneyâ€™s A Christmas Carol
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Where the Wild Things Are
[Source: The Wrap]