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TBeauty and the Beast Blade Run­ner 2049 Dunkirk A look back at some of the top vfx con­tenders of the year

his month, the Vis­ual Ef­fects Branch Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Academy will com­pile a list of 20 films for con­sid­er­a­tion for the Os­car. Then, in Jan­uary, the list will be whit­tled down to 10 ti­tles that will par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual vis­ual ef­fects bake-off. The fi­nal five nom­i­nees will be an­nounced on Jan­uary 23 with the rest of the cat­e­gories. Here are some of the films that are rat­ing highly on awards watch­ers’ radars this year, and the vfx su­per­vi­sors who made them hap­pen: (in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der) (Dis­ney) Kyle McCul­loch, Kelly Port, Glen Pratt, Paul Cor­bould (Warner Bros/Columbia/Al­con Ent.) Richard Clegg, Paul Lam­bert, Vik­tor Muller, John Nel­son (Warner Bros.) An­drew Jack­son, An­drew Lock­ley, Tim McGovern, Paul Cor­bould

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

(Dis­ney/ Mar­vel Stu­dios) Matthew Cr­nich, Ray McMaster, Kevin An­drew Smith, Doug Spi­la­tro, Christopher Townsend


(20th Cen­tury Fox) Berj Ban­nayan, Richard Betts, Chas Jar­rett, Doug Spi­la­tro, Chris Spry

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

(Dis­ney) Richard Bain, Ben Mor­ris, Michael Mulholland, Chris Cor­bould

The Shape of Water

(Fox Search­light) Den­nis Ber­ardi

Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing

(Dis­ney/ Mar­vel) Theodore Bialek, Lou Pec­ora, Doug Spi­la­tro, Daniel Su­dick

Thor: Rag­narok

(Dis­ney/ Mar­vel) Jake Mor­ri­son, Alexis Wa­js­brot, Chad Wiebe, Brian Cox

War for the Planet of the Apes

(20th Cen­tury Fox) Joe Let­teri, Dan Lem­mon, Erik Win­quist, Dan Cervin

Won­der Woman

(Warner Bros.) Frazer Churchill, Vik­tor Muller, Jes­sica Nor­man, Bill Westen­hofer Alien: Covenant It Jus­tice League Kong: Skull Is­land The Moun­tain Be­tween Us (20th Cen­tury Fox) Okja (Net­flix) Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Dis­ney) Trans­form­ers: The Last Knight (Paramount)

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