Finalists for Best Visual Effects are selected by the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee. Beginning with a long list of up to 20 titles, the committee then advances ten films to the shortlist. Prior to the 83rd Academy Awards, only fifteen films were long-listed, and only seven films were shortlisted.
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- History of The Best Visual Effects Oscar
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A special award for visual effects was given at the very first Academy Awards in 1929. Roy Pomeroy won for Best Engineering Effects for the 1927 film Wings (which also received the first Academy Award for Best Picture). However, an Oscar for visual effects was not granted again until the 11th Academy Awards in 1939 for the adventure film Spawn of the North (1938). That special honor was awarded for "Outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects." In fact, when Best Special Effects became an ongoing competitive category the following year, it was awarded for a film's visual and sound effects (the Best Sound Effects category, later renamed the Best Sound Editing category, was spun off as its own award in 1964). The visual effects category was renamed Best Special Visual Effects the year after sound effects became its own category, and in 1977 it was renamed Best Visual Effects. Another change in 1977 was that up to six individuals could be credited per fil...
Any feature that qualifies under the standard Academy Awards rules is eligible in the Best Visual Effects category, and all eligible films appear on a nominations ballot that is voted on by the Executive Committee of the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy to narrow the field to a maximum of 20 films. A film's visual effects are judged on the basis of "consideration of the contribution the visual effects make to the overall production and the artistry, skill and fidelity with which the visual illusions are achieved." The names of up to four artists from a film can appear on a submission, and the names must consist of individuals who substantially contributed to the visual effects of the film. The Executive Committee of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch makes the final determination of who should be named as a nominee if there is a dispute. Under the current rules, the Executive Committee of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch selects up to ten films per year via secret ballot, wh...
Dennis Muren has received the most Oscars for Visual Effects with eight wins. He won six of his Oscars competitively (for 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1987's Innerspace, 1989's The Abyss, 1991'sTerminator 2: Judgment Day, and 1993's Jurassic Park) and two as Special Achievement Awards (for 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi). Muren was also nominated for the award seven other times, which means he also holds the record for most nominations. Gordon Jennings and Ken Ralston has each won five Academy Awards for Visual Effects. Jennings was awarded for Spawn of the North (1938), I Wanted Wings (1941),Reap the Wild Wind (1942), When Worlds Collide (1951), and The War of the Worlds (1953); and Ralston has won for Return of the Jedi (1983), Cocoon (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992), andForrest Gump(1994). Five individuals have won four Oscars for Visual Effects: L.B. Abbott, Richard E...
Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners. Conceived and Edited by Nelson Carvajal. Music: "Time" by Hans Zimmer. VFX retrospective in anticipation of the 86th Academy Awards. "In 1977, a specific award category for visual effects was reintroduced with the current name, "Best Visual Effects"..." (Source: Wikipedia)
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Best Visual Effects. The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most outstanding visual effects in film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences first recognized the technical contributions of special effects to movies at its inaugural dinner in 1928, presenting a plaque for Best Engineering Effects to the first Best Picture Oscar winner, the World War I flying drama Wings .
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Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. 1963-1980. Emil Kosa Jr. (1963) Peter Ellenshaw, Eustace Lycett, and Hamilton Luske (1964) John Stears (1965) Art Cruickshank (1966) L. B. Abbott (1967) Stanley Kubrick (1968)
Initially, this award was known as the 'Award for Best Special Effects'. Later on, in the award ceremony of 1963, it was divided and two separate categories were created i.e. 'Best Special Visual Effects' and 'Best Sound Effects'. From 1972 onwards, the Academy stopped giving awards for Visual Effects and instead gave 'Special Achievement Awards'.YearFilm2009The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008The Golden Compass2007Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ...2006King Kong