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Oscars: Effects! Sound! Talent!

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

If anything, it won't be a total and complete shutout for "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Or will it?

The Jim Carrey blockbuster is among the seven films being considered for this year's Visual Effects Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

Going up against the Grinch himself will be "Cast Away," "Dinosaur," "Gladiator," "Hollow Man," "The Perfect Storm" and "X-Men."

After the Visual Effects Award Nominating Committee have screened all the 15-minute clip reels from each of the seven films on Feb. 7, the group will nominate three of them for Oscar consideration, which will be announced with the rest of the nominees in the other 22 categories on Feb. 13 at 5:30 a.m. PT.

In other Oscar news:

The Academy today released the seven films in competition for the Sound Editing Oscar. They are "Cast Away," "Gladiator," "M:I-2," "The Perfect Storm," "Space Cowboys," "U-571" and "Unbreakable".

Ioann Allen, Mark Harrah and Robin Bransbury, the creators of the Trailer Audio Standards Associations' Trailer Loundness Standard, will be presented with an Award of Commendation by the Academy on March 3 at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation dinner.

Danette Herman will reprise her role as the executive in charge of talent for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards. She recently completed the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honors.

GOLDEN GLOBES PRESENTERS: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that recent Oscar winners Hilary Swank, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington and Phil Collins and Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Fonda, Patricia Heaton and Sarah Jessica Parker will join previously announced presenters Tom Cruise, Edie Falco and James Gandolfini at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey will present Al Pacino with this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.

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