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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

    OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Welcome to our annual “Oscar Circuit” series – our deep dive look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions for that particular race by […] More

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    INTERVIEW: Guy Williams Talks Weta and ‘Gemini Man’

    The work being done at Weta Digital is cutting edge, we all know that. Down in New Zealand, a talented crew is able to take just about whatever a writer or director and imagine and create it for film. The complexity of it all can boggle the mind, but to pick the brain of someone […] More

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    20 Films Advanced For Visual Effects Oscar: Marvel Studios Dominates, Warner Bros. Gets The Shaft

    Read the Press Release from yesterday’s announcement for the 20 films that have advanced in the Oscar race for Best Visual Effects. Following #TheCircuitHub predictions for the leading 20 contenders, the omissions were “Missing Link” from Laika, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” and “Shazam!” from Warner Bros., “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” from 20th […] More

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    Oscars Look: Best Visual Effects

    Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the […] More

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    OSCAR: 20 Films Shortlisted for Visual Effects, Including ‘Black Panther, ‘Infinity War,’ & ‘Paddington 2’

    We’ve received our first Oscar shortlist for the season, narrowing the field for Visual Effects to twenty nominees. While the Oscars are set to drop a handful of shortlists on the same day later this month, the visual effects branch traditionally cut their field twice. Even with the changed date, they continue this trend by […] More

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    Interview: VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert Describes the Arsenal of Techniques for Creating the Look of ‘First Man’

    Paul Lambert has had quite a varied career in the world of visual effects. His filmography includes “Mission: Impossible II,” a couple of “Harry Potter” entries, the cinematic twins “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima,” and “Oblivion.” Lambert won an Academy Award last year for “Blade Runner 2049,” triumphing over the likes […] More

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    INTERVIEW: Visual Effects Master Joe Letteri Discusses Creating Worlds, Creatures, and ‘War for The Planet of the Apes’

    When it comes to Visual Effects in film, Joe Letteri has worked on some of the biggest and best. The four-time Academy Award winner started his career at Industrial Light and Magic before transitioning to WETA. Working for the two biggest effects companies in the industry, Letteri had the opportunity to design for films like […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 35: Oscar Narrative Preview, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and Reader Questions

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/awardscircuit/CircuitBreaker_Episode35.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:05 — 63.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, […] More

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    Awards Speculation: Can Disney Win Back-to-Back VFX Oscars?

    Welcome to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players and potential darkhorses.  For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. Be […] More

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