It seems that nobody has opened a thread about this years big ceremony.
Just post anything about this years oscars here.
Who do you think will/want to win in the major catagories.
Do you agree with the nominations? Who's been left out. Who doesn't deserve to be there?
You get the idea.
Here's a full list of the Nominations. http://www.oscar.com/nominees/nomineelist.html
Firstly, although Visual Effects is not one of the major categories for most people, as a Special Effects student I take particular interest in it.
Have you seen the nominations?!
OK firstly Master and Commander. A truely fantastic film, I loved it. Yes the effects are good and serve the story well, but......
Why have they been nominated for an Academy Award!? What's new?! What's groundbreaking?!It's all been done before by Titanic and The Perfect Storm! Remember I'm critisizing the FX nominations not the film itself.
Pirates of the Caribbean. Sure, good stuff, some neat effects. It's justified being nominated, but since the Academy feels like nominating only 3 films in total, should it be there?
Return of the King. Surely the winner. I'd bet my life on it. Flawless, breathtaking, cinematic brilliance. Return of the King has NO true competiotion in this category....but it should have!
Does anyone remember a certian pair of sci-fi sequels released this year? You know, Keanu Reeves, virtual reality, some really big robot armies trying to wipe out mankind!
Regardless of what you thought of The matrix sequels (I loved them) surely they should atleast be nominated for best visual effects!!!!!
There are two standout moments that should have guarentied an Oscar for The Matrix.
In Reloaded it's the mindbogglingly cool shot in the freeway sequence as the two lorries smash into each other in a head on collision. The bullet time camera swoops around them as they crumple and explode. You know the shot I mean?
And in Revolutions it's the raging bull style "Neo-fist-cam" shot as he lands a knockout punch to Smiths face.
There are several other films I can think of that are more deserving for best Visual Effects INSTEAD OF Master and Commander and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Spy Kids 3D
X Men 2 (the nightcrawler white house sequence)
There's probably others but my mind has gone blank right now.
Anyway, what do you think?
Discuss other catagories too
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