Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 4/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, First Man, Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story

It’s not a complete shock that “Black Panther” missed the cut here after it failed to score any Visual Effects Society mentions, but it is strange to think that it could reap seven nominations and not be rewarded for its effects. At least Avengers: Infinity War is here, which is a relief. I underestimated Christopher Robin, which is one of just two nominated feature films I haven’t seen, and so I’ll have to check that out soon to offer commentary. Ready Player One scored its expected bid here, while Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn’t a sure thing yet still managed to make the cut even if it didn’t really deserve to. I’m happy that First Man is here, just one of its few technical bids.

My current bet to win: I’m going with First Man over “Ready Player One” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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