In a huge surprise, Ex Machina took out the Achievement in Visual Effects award at this year’s Academy Awards. The award was presented to Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett (who, by the way, is only the second woman ever to win an Oscar for VFX – the first was Susan Benson for Aliens in 1987).
Andy Serkis presented the award after paying tribute to the mastercraftsmen and women behind the work.
Meanwhile, Pixar’s Inside Out won for Best Animated Feature (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera).
See all the winners here.
And you can watch our exclusive Dneg Ex Machina vfx breakdowns below.
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