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Posts tagged “Visual Effects

Oscars 2018: Best Visual Effects Longlist

They called this the list of “eligibles” but technically every movie is eligible for Visual Effects (even Book Club). This is more the longlist, of the 20 they’re deemed worthy of inclusion.

And then in about two weeks they’ll knock this list down to ten. And from that, five will be nominated.

Pretty efficient system. Generally hard to find fault with their choices. Usually there’s some weird stuff that gets in the final ten, but it’s only like one or two of them, and typically it’s from people who are respected within the branch. But that’s putting Descartes before the horse. And he’s just going, “Is it, though?”

Anyway, here are the 20 eligible films for Best Visual Effects: (more…)

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Oscars 2017: Best Visual Effects Shortlist

Remember when, nine days ago, they announced the longlist for this category and everyone called it a shortlist? And then they announced the actual shortlist and everyone said ‘shortlist’ again? That’s how you can tell people have no fucking clue what they’re talking about in relation to the Oscars.

They narrowed the Visual Effects field down to ten contenders today. Five of these will be nominated. In years past, you can usually point out at least four major nominees from the list, and then you can probably cobble together one or two other possibilities for the last spot. It’s generally helpful when they narrow the category down for you beforehand.

Also, for what it’s worth, when I guessed my shortlist, I got 7 out of the 10 right. Which either means I’m really good at what I do or it’s just an easy year to guess. (I think we all know which one it is.) (more…)


Oscars 2017: Best Visual Effects Longlist

Another day, another category gets whittled down.

All the people covering this have called it a shortlist. But it’s not. The shortlist comes later. Unless you’re gonna call the next list with 10 contenders the short(er)list, then you can call it that. This is a longlist. I’m not saying otherwise just for clicks.

But still — they narrowed the Visual Effects field down to 20 films, and pretty soon they’ll narrow it down to 10. So for now, we’ll go over the 20 and then guess which ten they’ll narrow it down to in like three or four weeks.

Here’s your longlist: (more…)


Oscars 2016: Best Visual Effects Shortlist

That was fast. The longlist was announced like two weeks ago. They announced 20, and now have whittled it down to 10.

For the record, when I went over the list and guessed what was gonna be nominated, I picked what I thought the shortlist would be. I got 8 of 10. Yeah, boy!

Here’s your shortlist for Best Visual Effects: (more…)


Oscars 2016: Best Visual Effects Longlist

The Academy announced their longlist for Best Visual Effects. There are 20 films on it. In the next ten to fourteen days, this list will be halved. And then half of that will be your category.

The fun part about a longlist is you can see what films are never going to make it on.

Here are the 20 films “competing” for Best Visual Effects: (more…)


Oscars 2015: Best Visual Effects Shortlist

They announced the Best Visual Effects Shortlist.

I’ve honestly forgotten what the longlist was, so I’m not even gonna bother looking back. This is the new reality. These are the 10 we have to deal with, from which we will get our category.

Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tomorrowland
The Walk (more…)


Oscars 2015: Best Visual Effects Longlist

The Academy announced their longlist for Best Visual Effects. There are 20 films on it. In a few weeks, this list will be narrowed down to 10 films, and then of those 10, 5 will be nominated. So really all there is to do now is speculate about how unlikely a bunch of these movies are to even be shortlisted. Because Terminator? Okay.

Anyway, here’s your longlist:

Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bridge of Spies
Chappie
Everest
Ex Machina
Furious Seven
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
Jupiter Ascending
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator Genisys
Tomorrowland
The Walk (more…)