Last 37 years Oscar-Winning VFX Winners


As we head into the final weeks of the awards season, it’s time to take a quick look back at movies that have won Best Visual Effects over these last 37 years. In 1977, a specific award category for visual effects was “reintroduced” into the Oscars with the current name of Best Visual Effects. Some of the big winners include Alien, Aliens, Titanic, Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Indiana Jones, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park, Gladiator, The Matrix, Avatar. This video was conceived and edited by Nelson Carvajal and gives us a comprehensive look back at at the movies that have defined, and redefined, the magic of Hollywood effects.

This was posted on Vimeo directly by Nelson Carvajal under fair use. The background music is the song “Time” from Hans Zimmer’s Inception score. This was created as a VFX retrospective in anticipation of the 86th Academy Awards. The nominees at the 2014 Oscars for Best Visual Effects: Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Marvel Studio’s Iron Man 3, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Last year, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi won over The Avengers and Prometheus, but this year? It better be Gravity – that movie is a huge VFX achievement.