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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

UPDATED: Dec 2, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come.

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:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
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 Stephane Ceretti, Daniele Bigi, Matt Aitken, Neil Corbould
4 “The Suicide Squad” Warner Bros Kelvin McIlwain, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
5 “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Marvel Studios Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Walker, Dan Oliver
NEXT IN LINE
6 “The Tomorrow War” Amazon Studios James E. Price
7 “Swan Song” Apple Original Films To be added
8 “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Sony Pictures To be added
9 “Don’t Look Up” Netflix To be added
10 “Jungle Cruise” Walt Disney Pictures To be added
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 “Godzilla vs. Kong” Warner Bros To be added
12 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing Charlie Noble, Chris Corbould
13 “A Quiet Place Part II” Paramount Pictures To be added
14 “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Sony Pictures To be added
15 “Candyman” Universal Pictures James McQuaide, Andrew Zink, Drew Dir, Julia Miller
16 “Black Widow” Marvel Studios Geoffrey Baumann, Dave Hodgins, Craig Hammack, Paul Corbould
17 “Nightmare Alley” Searchlight Pictures Dennis Berardi
18 “Finch” Apple Original Films To be added
19 “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Sony Pictures To be added
20 “Last Night in Soho” Focus Features Fabricio Baessa, Julian Gnass, Kedar Khot, Tom Proctor
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 “Army of the Dead” Netflix To be added
22 “Belfast” Focus Features Matthew Glen
23 “Needle in a Timestack” Lionsgate To be added
24 “Mortal Kombat” Warner Bros To be added
25 “F9” Universal Pictures To be added
26 “In the Heights” Warner Bros Mark Russell
27 “Snake Eyes” Paramount Pictures To be added
28 “Cinderella” Amazon Studios To be added
29 “Antlers” Searchlight Pictures To be added
30 “Old” 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
Free Guy 20th Century Studios Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Dan Sudick
Halloween Kills Universal Pictures To be added
Infinite Paramount Plus To be added
Lamb A24 To be added
Licorice Pizza MGM/United Artists Releasing To be added
Luca Pixar David Ryu, Jon Reisch, Henry Garcia, Matt Webb
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 Colour Room Sky Cinema Kent Houston
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Amazon Studios Rupert Davies
The French Dispatch Searchlight Pictures Erik Schneider, Lev Kolobov, Simon Weisse
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 Gary Brozenich, Jessica Norman, Stefano Pepin, Yann Blondel
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.

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