For some reason, this is a category within the Academy Awards show and not a blockbuster awards show of its own.
Everyone agrees that special effects are awesome, and a bad job can actually ruin a movie. This year, however, there were some damn good visual effects, and the five movies nominated were definitely helped by them (we didn’t bother seeing “The Hobbit” in 48p because we knew the CGI would look like medieval excrement.)
Here are some photos of our favorite visual effects scenes from the five movies nominated. If you haven’t watched any of these movies yet, they’re worth it. Yes, even “Snow White And The Huntsmen.”