There will be a strong New Zealand presence at the Oscars today.
Wellington-based Weta Workshops' digital team, who worked on this year's biggest film - Avatar - are up for best visual effects.
Made up of Richard Baneham, Andrew Jones, Joe Letteri and Stephen Rosenbaum, the team are also nominated for their work in South African-set movie District 9.
Avatar has nine nominations including best picture, film editing and visual effects and directing.
Sir Peter Jackson is nominated for his work as co-producer in District 9, which is also up for several awards, including best picture.
Jackson's The Lovely Bones - partly shot in New Zealand and which includes young New Zealand actress Rose McIver - also features, with Stanley Tucci up for best supporting actor.