Oscars: hopefuls announced

Harry Potter is in the run for Academy Awards nomination

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed down the list of potential nominees for the "Visual Effects" category for this year's Oscars.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Alice In Wonderland, Tron: Legacy, Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Hereafter and Iron Man 2 are all on the current list.

Two films from the list will have to be cut out to make room for the five in the run for the prestigious annual awards.

The full and final nominations for the Oscars will be announced on January 25th and the ceremony will take place on the 27th of February in Los Angeles.