Top 5 interesting facts about Visual Effects Oscars

To date, 3 Animated films nominated in VFX  category: 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas in 1993, 
  • Kubo and the Two Strings in 2016, and 
  • The Lion King in 2019.

There has been one semi-animated film nominated, which also won: Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988.

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 Indians are increasingly a vital part of the VFX

Most studios are globalized today and there are so many distributed talents,

 A lot of these big Budget movies are just not possible to make without employing thousands of Indian VFX artists. 

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Oscars and ILM

As of 2016, ILM has received 16 Best Visual Effects Oscars and 40+ additional nominations. It has also received 24 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

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Most Oscar Wins

Dennis Muren won nine Oscars in total: 8 for Best Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award. And Nominated for 18 times.

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Marvel and VFX Oscars

Marvel hasn’t had a great deal of success at the Academy Awards. the franchise has garnered Zero wins.

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 As of 2019, Around 10 films  scored nominations for Best Visual Effects:

  1. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. The Avengers
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. Doctor Strange
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  9. Avengers: Infinity War.
  10. Avengers: End game.

“Spider-Man 2” is the only superhero film to win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Source: wikipedia

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