As ever on the pulse of the tech world in entertainment, David S. Cohen of Variety takes us today into the fascinating — and controversial — process of determining the Oscar nominations in visual effects.
The late-year steering committee meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's visual effects branch is always a long night. This past November, though, things got heated as well.
The accelerated Oscar nominations calendar put the vfx selection process under new pressures, and that led to an unprecedented compromise: One film was voted into the bakeoff even though most of the committee had not seen it. …Read the rest of the column here.
Previously: Earlier Oscars mean more muddling in '14