- Chris Godfrey, Jamie Price, Andy Brown, visual effects supervisors; Brian Cox special effects supervisor
- Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures, Iloura, Fuel
- Director Baz Luhrmann challenged his vfx team by taking the “Lean and Lucas” approach: Shoot great locations like David Lean, then work on a stage with bluescreens like George Lucas. It was up to the vfx artists to ensure that the greenscreen shots matched the location shots, even if they were shot months later, thousands of miles away. The bake-off presentation will likely highlight the movie’s digital backgrounds and environments, matte paintings and such sequences as the cattle stampede and the bombing of Darwin, which integrate live-action and digital elements seamlessly.