The Visual Effects Society announced their nominees. I hate talking about them because there are just so many categories. I don’t even bother mentioning some of them because it gets really specific and doesn’t have a whole lot to do with guessing the Oscars. Good for them for giving the guild members their due, but it’s just too much for me to handle. Commercials, student films — too much.
Before we get into the nominees, a reminder of your shortlist:
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
War for the Planet of the Apes
Five of these ten will be nominated on Tuesday. So here are your VES nominees. Let’s see how these ten fare: (more…)
Okay, and now for the one guild I hate writing up, because they have too many categories and I have to cut most of them out just to deal with them. Visual Effects Society.
I cut most of the categories out because visual effects is such a major part of filmmaking now, in order for them to do their members justice, they need to have a million categories. But only like six to ten matter for me, so I only deal with the six to ten. And even then it’s a fucking chore, since there are all these categories, and a shortlist, and you don’t know which categories mean more than others — it’s chaos.
So here are your VES nominees: (more…)
VES announced their nominees today too. Which is both good and bad. Good, because another guild announced before nominations and that can help, and bad because they have a fuck ton of categories.
23 categories. That’s a lot to wade through. And since we’re only really dealing with the film ones, I’m skipping all the TV and extraneous categories entirely this year. Oscar nominations are tomorrow, I want to focus on that.
Here are your VES nominees: (more…)
The Visual Effects Society announced their nominations today.
This is mostly meaningless, since we all know Gravity is winning the Oscar.
But, you know — we go over shit. Maybe we’ll figure out who that fifth nominee is going to be.
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Iron Man 3
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Or… not. Since that’s basically your Oscar category right there. (more…)