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On the Road to the 90th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Leading up to March 4th, use our handy guide to catch up and keep up with AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards.

Each year, here at Animation World Network, awards season marks the period on our calendar when we recognize and honor some of our industry’s most talented, dedicated and ground-breaking studios and artists responsible for the spectacular and breathtaking visuals created for feature films enjoyed around the world.

This year’s nominees for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, culled from a formidable list of 20 contenders, and narrowed down to five following this year’s annual Academy VFX Bake-off, represent the best and most creative efforts of an industry that is constantly evolving, pushing the envelope with new techniques and technologies that refine and stretch the rich history of what has come before. That includes emotive performances from life-like apes of all sizes alongside galaxies of wonder, interstellar battles, photoreal digital doubles and the recreation of iconic characters from beloved classic films.

Leading up to the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, AWN’s VFXWorld Magazine will be taking a close look at each of the films and creative teams nominated, with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks at some of the most outstanding and memorable cinematic imagery of 2017.

Here is a handy guide to AWN’s coverage of the five nominated films from the past year, to be updated with new content as we get closer to Oscar Sunday. Take a few minutes to see what you might have missed, and check back regularly for updates!

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes