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87th Annual Academy Awards: ‘Interstellar’ Wins VFX Oscar

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama ‘Interstellar’ wins the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama Interstellar managed not only to win over the scientific community by bringing the most accurate black hole ever seen to the big screen, it also won the Academy’s highest honor for Visual Effects at tonight’s 8th annual Oscar ceremony.

Interstellar beat out fellow nominees Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

VFX supervisor and Double Negative founder Paul Franklin accepted the award, thanking director Christopher Nolan, Paramount and Warner Bros., along with visual effects studios DNeg and New Deal Studios. Franklin also thanked CalTech scientist Kip Thorne, who gave Franklin’s team with extensive notes about the nature of black holes and what they would theoretically look like to someone traveling close enough to see one through the window of a spacecraft, for “showing us the universe in all its amazing and terrifying beauty.”

Congratulations to Acade3my Award winners Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.