With just a week to go before the 88th Academy Awards, we’re beginning to see a ton of Oscar-related videos and supercuts make their way to the Internet, but none are sure to dazzle and impress quite like this collection of every Best Visual Effects winner. The team over at Burger Fiction recently uploaded an eye-popping compilation of winners on its Vimeo page, and the results are as visually breathtaking as they are historically informative.
Staring in 1928 when Howard Hughes’ high-flying aviation epic won the first award for visual effects and spanning over eight decades, the supercut tracks the evolution of special effects and ends with Christopher Nolan’s stunning voyage into the “Interstellar” black hole. What’s perhaps most surprising is just how eclectic the Academy has been in a category where you’d assume the big blockbusters would dominate. While spectacles like “Avatar,” “Spider-Man,” three “The Lord of the Rings” movies and 1978’s “Superman” are in abundance here, there’s also more dramatic fare like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Forrest Gump,” family adventures like “Babe” and body comedies like “Death Becomes Her.”
The nominees in this year’s visual effects race are “Ex Machina,” “The Martian,” The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Watch the video above, and get our Oscar predictions here.