Every year, five films are nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Visual Effects category. The projects nominated each year offer a unique perspective on the visual effects artistry filmmakers use to take audiences to new worlds, turn back the clock, and make all manner of movie magic. In recognition of these five films — and one of our favorite Oscar categories — we’re putting the spotlight on one nominee in the Best Visual Effects category each day leading up to the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25. We’ll take a closer look at what made them stand out through interviews with the artists responsible for each film’s most memorable visual effects elements.
2021 Academy Award Nominees for Best Visual Effects
|Love and Monsters||Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox|
|The Midnight Sky||Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins|
|Mulan||Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram|
|The One and Only||Ivan Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez|
|Tenet||Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher|
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