ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

The 88th Academy Awards are right around the corner, and there's no question that 2015 included some incredible films. This year the Best Visual Effects category is stacked high with powerful players that challenge the standards of filmmaking.

With Ex Machina, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mad Max: Fury Road battling it out for supremacy, the fight between practical and computer-generated effects comes to a head next weekend, and I couldn't be more excited.

In honor of the Oscars, the YouTube channel Burger Fiction created a supercut of every VFX Oscar winner. This mesmerizing video gives us a good look at just how far movies and technology have come in the past 80 years.

From The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur to Star Wars and Avatar, the video shows the prestigious predecessors that paved the way for filmmakers today.

The late 1950s

Even in the '50s, the advances in technology were pretty astounding.

The 1980s

Of course, we could never forget timeless classics like Alien, Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark and E.T.

The early 2000s

The Matrix's innovative visual effects are still considered a seminal point in filmmaking.

Now we're on tenterhooks, waiting to see which movie will join the ranks of these films and take home the golden statuette for superior visual effects.

Who do you think will take home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects this year? Let me know in the comments section.

(Source: Burger Fiction, YouTube)


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