Dutch special effects expert nominated for Oscar

Dutchman Erik-Jan de Boer has been nominated for an Oscar for the special effects he devised for film Life of Pi.

De Boer, 45, has worked in Hollywood for years and was also involved in films The Golden Compass and The Chronicles of Narnia. Life of Pi has been nominated for 11 Oscars.
Dutch film Kauwboy , a much-lauded children’s film about a boy and a bird, failed to make the foreign film shortlist.