The Visual Effect Society announced their nominees today. Now, there were quite a few categories and a lot of nominations and they’re actually kinda interesting to look at but, in the interest of space, I’m not going to post all of the nominees. Instead, I’m going to post the three main categories because these are the categories that could potentially give some guidance as far as predicting the Oscar nominations is concerned.
If you want to see a full list of nominations, please click here and check out this list on AwardsCircuit.
Looking over the nominations, what’s interesting is that Arrival, the most acclaimed Sci-Fi film of the year, was totally and completely snubbed. I don’t know if that’s a bad sign or not. Arrival is a great sci-fi film and it features some great visual effects. But — and this is especially true when compared to films like Rogue One and Dr. Strange — the visuals are also rather low-key. Arrival is not a splashy film. That’s one reason why it’s also a great film.
Anyway, here are the nominations!
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Jungle Book
Andrew R. Jones
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Richard Van Den Bergh
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Lindsey Collins- p.g.a.
Chris J. Chapman
Kubo and the Two Strings
Nicole P. Hearon
The Little Prince
Bradford S. Simonsen
Ernest J. Petti