The Hollywood Reporter and Variety ran articles speculating which film were potential candidates for the VFX Oscar race, which included such ILM projects as Star Wars Episode III, War of the Worlds, Jarhead, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Other projects discussed include Batman Begins, King Kong, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, SIn City and Stealth among others. The overview articles have brief analyses of why each project might be considered. Variety also has more extensive articles on why some heavyweight contenders may or may not win plus other articles dealing with both the challenges in the VFX industry and how technology has allowed filmmakers to tell their story. VFX Supervisors for many of these projects, including Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Pablo Helman, Joe Letteri, Dan Glass, Nick Davis, Bill Westenhofer, Dean Wright, John Dykstra and many others discuss the projects. You can read the articles here:
Greenscreen, but not heard?
Full screen ahead
Golden swan song for 'Star Wars'?
Remakes fight shadows of the originals
Timelines torment tech teams
Backgrounds come to the fore
The inhuman touch
Pic dares voters to live in 'Sin'
Originally spotted on VFXBlog.com.