Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates five films for an Academy Award in the “Visual Effects” category. The tale of each film offers a glimpse into the innovative, state-of-the-art tricks effects teams are using to light up the big screen like never before. Digital Trends’ “Oscar Effects” series puts the spotlight on one “Visual Effects” nominee each day leading up to Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast.
Despite its futuristic setting, Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise stressed practical effects over digital magic. We take a deeper look at Prometheus, a film with an Academy Award nomination in the same "Visual Effects" category won by Alien more…
It took a mix of CGI magic and all-too-real tigers to bring the story of a shipwrecked boy and a jungle cat to the screen in Life Of Pi.
The team behind this dark retelling of a classic fairy tale mixed high-tech and old-school techniques to earn an Oscar nomination for Snow White and the Huntsman.
After two big-screen flops, the Hulk's success in The Avengers has put the movie on the path toward an Oscar.
In preparation for the Oscars this Sunday, we take a closer look at the five nominees in the "Visual Effects" category and what made them stand out. We begin with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.