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Posts Tagged ‘Best Visual Effects’

Thursday February 16th, 2017

Oscars: A History of ‘Star Wars’ Films in the Best Visual Effects Category

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (Courtesy: Lucasfilm)

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (Courtesy: Lucasfilm)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Star Wars is one of the biggest — if not the biggest — franchises in film history and they have certainly left their mark on the Academy Awards. One of the most consistent categories these space operas have popped up in throughout the years is the best visual effects category, with only one of the films not making the cut between the ceremonies of 1978 and 2017 to varying success. Let’s take a look back at how well the eight installments have done in terms of wowing us with optic splendor.

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Tuesday December 22nd, 2015

The VFX Teams Up for Oscars This Year

By Patrick Shanley
Managing Editor

This year’s Oscar race features a number of effects-driven features that have legitimate best picture hopes, not just being limited to technical categories as is so commonplace for such films.

With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, The Martian, and Mad Max: Fury Road all genuine Oscar contenders, it is important to reflect on those FX studios that helped make these pictures what they are, without risking the story behind these films.

The Academy released its shortlist for best visual effects last week and contenders include the three films listed above as well as Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Ex Machina, The Revenant, Tomorrowland, and The Walk.

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