This Supercut of Every Best VFX Winner Ever Deserves an Oscar of Its Own
This heart-pounding supercut might predict this year's VFX Oscar winner.
With the 2016 Academy Awards inching ever closer, Burger Fiction's latest supercut is definitely one to check out. Regardless of your feelings concerning the politics of our most hyped awards show, this visual effects supercut give us a comprehensive glimpse at just how much filmic technology has changed over the last century.
The video highlights how certain films can be pinpointed as catalysts in evolving the medium further. Notice, for example, the evolution of outer space scenes since Destination Moon won the category over 60 years ago.
The Award for Best Visual Effects was first handed out during the 1927 Academy Awards when it was known as the award for "engineering effects." It was awarded again in 1928 before disappearing for a decade and reemerging in 1938 as a special honor "for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects." The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. Finally, in 1963, it landed on its current title.
Judging by the utter domination of the category by Amblin Entertainment and LucasFilms from the late 70's to the early 90's, it seems pretty clear who will walk—or, ahem, spherically roll—away with the award this Sunday.