Oscar for Best Visual Effects: Highlight Reels for All 5 Nominees (2017)

The Oscar for Best Visual Effects is one of the most notable technical categories for the mainstream audience, considering how many blockbusters are typically nominated. Sure enough, all five nominees this year (films for 2017) were box office hits to varying degrees, and all five display some of the most breathtaking special effects in film to date.

Check out how some of the brilliant visual effects artists nominated for the Oscar this year created their designs in behind-the-scenes highlight reels below:

Blade Runner 2049

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick


Kong: Skull Island 

Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould


War for the Planet of the Apes

Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

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