Friday, February 22, 2013

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Visual Effects

The competition: The Avengers (Janek Sirrs, Dan Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams), The Hobbit (David Clayton, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, and R. Christopher White), Life of Pi (Erik-Jan de Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Guillaume Rocheron, and Bill Westenhofer), Prometheus (Charley Henley, Martin Hill, Richard Stammers, and Trevor Wood), Snow White and the Huntsman (Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson, and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan)

Previous winners: Hugo, Inception, Avatar, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
My winner: The Avengers
The facts: This award went to all three “Lord of the Rings” films and has gone to science-fiction or fantasy films most years. Several exceptions have occurred, however, such as “Forrest Gump,” “Babe,” and “Titanic,” which suggests that Best Picture nominee “Life of Pi” may in fact be the frontrunner.
Who should win: “The Avengers” or “Prometheus”
Who will win: It could be one of the genre films, but I think that Life of Pi is the probable winner.

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