The ten finalists for the Visual F/X Oscar have been announced. The list will be winnowed down to five by the time nominations are announced on January 17, 2015. It’s surreal to start talking about Oscars when there really hasn’t been anything this year to laud.
Here are your ten finalists:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Transformers: Age of Extinction
X-Men: Days of Future Past
To me, there’s no contest here. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took motion capture to entirely new level. What Andy Serkis and the other apes did was nothing short of revolutionary. I’d love to see The Hobbit get some kind of recognition, but the Academy dismissed it after the first film.