Avatar, Transformers, Harry Potter Half Blooded Prince, Star Trek, New Moon

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It's safe to say there are no fanggirls at the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Oscar hander-outers today revealed the 15 films shortlisted as semifinalists in the category of Achievement in Visual Effects ahead of the Feb. 2 nominations, and sadly neither Taylor Lautner's lycanthropic transformation nor—more impressively—his abs made the cut.

But what the maybe-contenders lack in werewolves, they more than make up for with wands, black hole-injected planets, kids' literature classics and, well, Jim Carrey.

The gold man will be handed out by Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and their cadre of A-list presenters (there's hope for the wolf pack, yet!) on March 7.

Here's the full list of semifinalists for the VFX Oscar:

• Angels Demons
• Avatar
• Coraline
• Disney’s A Christmas Carol
• District 9
• G-Force
• G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Sherlock Holmes
• Star Trek
• Terminator Salvation
• Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
• 2012
• Watchmen
• Where the Wild Things Are


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