The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects goes to Avatar. Seriously, if anyone else won in this category it would have been a crime against humanity. Upon accepting the award the winners thanked James Cameron and the actors for trusting the visual effects team with their performances even though it wasn’t easy. They also stated that the world we live in is just as amazing as the one they created. How profound.
See who he beat out this year in the Best Visual Effects category…
The nominees for Best Visual Effects were:
- Avatar – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
- District 9 - Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
- Star Trek– Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton:
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Avatar: This film centers around Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who wakes up in a VA hospital where he is surrounded by wounded war veterans. He then finds himself dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission where he is torn between doing what he is told protecting the world he feels is his home.The Sci-fi adventure also stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.
District 9: The Neil Blomkampfilm is about an extraterrestrial race of aliens forced to living on Earth under bad conditions who find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. The Sci-fi thriller stars Sharlito Copley, Jason Cope and Nathalie Boltt and a bunch of other unknowns.
Star Trek: The film follows a young James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise to combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. It is the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise and includes all the original characters. Directed by JJ Abrams, the Sci-fi action adventure also stars Zoe Saldana and Bruce Greenwood.