95th Oscar VFX Bake-off from LA

Members of the Visual Effects Branch were invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films this past Saturday, January 14, in LA. For the first time, the event was held at the new Academy Museum.

Branch members are now voting to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration, with the results out very soon. Fxguide was there in LA and in this special fxpodcast we report on the event.

The films were presented  in the following order:

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. The Batman
  3. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  6. Jurassic World Dominion *
  7. Nope
  8. Thirteen Lives
  9. Top Gun: Maverick
  10. Avatar: The Way of Water

*note: At one point in the podcast Mike misspeaks and says Domination, not Dominion. Apologies but this was recorded late at night after the rather magnificent post-bake-off cocktail party.

We should also point out that the intro to this episode was recorded while drinking margaritas on a rooftop in Mexico.

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