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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

UPDATED: Oct 21, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: Coming soon.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

RANK FILM STUDIO VISUAL EFFECTS TEAM
1 Dune Warner Bros Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer
2 The Matrix: Resurrections Warner Bros Dan Glass
3 Eternals Marvel Studios To be added
4 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios To be added
5 Swan Song Apple Original Films To be added
NEXT IN LINE
6 The Tomorrow War Amazon Studios James E. Price
7 Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony Pictures To be added
8 Don’t Look Up Netflix To be added
9 Jungle Cruise Walt Disney Pictures To be added
10 The Suicide Squad Warner Bros Kelvin McIlwain, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros To be added
12 A Quiet Place Part II Paramount Pictures To be added
13 Nightmare Alley Searchlight Pictures To be added
14 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sony Pictures To be added
15 Finch Apple Original Films To be added
16 No Time to Die United Artists Releasing/MGM To be added
17 Venom: Let There Be Carnage Sony Pictures To be added
18 Black Widow Marvel Studios To be added
19 Last Night in Soho Focus Features To be added
20 Army of the Dead Netflix To be added
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 Belfast Focus Features To be added
22 Needle in a Timestack Lionsgate To be added
23 Mortal Kombat Warner Bros To be added
24 F9 Universal Pictures To be added
25 In the Heights Warner Bros Mark Russell
26 Cinderella Amazon Studios To be added
27 Antlers Searchlight Pictures To be added
28 Old Universal Pictures To be added
29 Snake Eyes Paramount Pictures To be added
30 Candyman Universal Pictures To be added
UNRANKED LISTING
Annette Amazon Studios Guillaume Pondard
Chaos Walking Lionsgate To be added
Coming 2 America Amazon Studios Jon Farhat
Cruella Walt Disney Pictures To be added
Cry Macho Warner Bros Tim Ledoux, John Brubaker
Dear Evan Hansen Universal Pictures To be added
Encounter Amazon Studios Francois Roisin, Sheldon Gardner
Flora & Ulysses Disney Plus To be added
Halloween Kills Universal Pictures To be added
Infinite Paramount Plus To be added
Lamb A24 To be added
Licorice Pizza United Artists Releasing/MGM To be added
Luca Pixar David Ryu, Jon Reisch, Henry Garcia, Matt Webb
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On No U.S. Distribution To be added
Nine Days Sony Pictures Classics To be added
No Sudden Move HBO Max Vico Sharabani
Peter Rabbit 2: the Runaway Sony Pictures To be added
Spiral: From the Book of Saw Lionsgate To be added
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Amazon Studios Rupert Davies
The Green Knight A24 To be added
The Harder They Fall Netflix To be added
The King’s Man 20th Century Studios To be added
The Last Duel 20th Century Studios To be added
The Many Saints of Newark Warner Bros Dan Schrecker
Voyagers Lionsgate To be added
Werewolves Within IFC Films To be added

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Visual Effects)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. The magnificent Dennis Muren has a stellar 6 Oscars in this category which include “The Abyss,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Jurassic Park.” He also 2 Special Achievement Oscars for “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” of the “Star Wars’ series. Gordon Jennings and Ken Ralston have five wins each.


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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022