After making a similar compilation of the history of the Academy Award winning films for ”Best Picture”, the Burger Fiction YouTube channel uploaded another compilation. To celebrate and prepare for this year’s Academy Awards, this is a video showing every film that has won in the “Best Visual Effects” category since the first ceremony in 1929.
Burger Fiction explains the history of the “Best Visual Effects” award:
For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award "for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn't until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973.
It’s an interesting video to watch to see how far visual effects in film have come. We can’t imagine what film will look like far in the future.
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