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…)
Oscars 2012 Update: VFX (Visual Effects) Society Nominations and CAS (Cinema Audio Society) Nominations Announced
Two more guilds have announced their nominations, making tomorrow’s guesses at what’s going to be nominated a little bit easier.
The only groups left to announce their nominations are BAFTA (which is tomorrow), ACE (American Cinema Editors, which apparently announce on Thursday, but they were supposed to announce CAS then too, so…), MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors, which will announce at some point in the next week) and the Costume Designers Guild, which announces next Thursday. Which is pretty good. This helps us on most of the categories for Thursday.
So let’s get started with the Visual Effects Society Nominees: (more…)