Saturday, 9 February 2013
I Can See It; Incoherent Oscar: Visual Effects
Common knowledge says that this one is already wrapped up. Is it? In my usual doubting Thomas ways I keep considering the potential for surprises, and last year I was in the minority in thinking that Hugo would win (and deservedly so). Who’s up for consideration?
The Nominees: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Life of Pi; Marvel’s The Avengers; Prometheus; Snow White and the Huntsman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel’s The Avengers: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus: Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
Like with Art Direction the exclusion of Cloud Atlas is somewhat surprising as is the exclusion of VES winner The Impossible. I wouldn’t indict the category for poorness, even if I’d throw half of the slate.
Predicted Winner: Life of Pi, because sometimes the sure bet is the right bet
Alternate: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, it surely would not be underserved
The Tiger all the way or are you rooting for any of the other nominees?