Monday, March 15, 2021

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Coming soon!
The nominees: Love and Monsters, The Midnight Sky, Mulan, The One and Only Ivan, Tenet

Where is “Welcome to Chechnya”? I thought it would have been impossible for anyone to ignore the work on that film when they watched it as one of ten finalists, but somehow it happened. To be fair, I had only seen seven of those ten, and two that I haven’t watched - Love and Monsters and The One and Only Ivan - did get in, so I have some catching up to do. I enjoyed talking to the visual effects supervisors for The Midnight Sky (read that piece here), and so I’m thrilled to see their fine work recognized. Tenet makes sense to include here since it’s a visually staggering feat, while Mulan wouldn’t be my first choice but isn’t undeserving.

My current bet to win: I think this has to go to Tenet but maybe “The Midnight Sky” wins?

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