Academy Award Winners and Nominees, 1977-present day



1977
Achievement in Visual Effects
    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
      Roy Arbogast, Douglas Trumbull, Matthew Yuricich,
      Gregory Jein, Richard Yuricich
--> STAR WARS
      John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune,
      Robert Blalack

1978
Special Achievement in Visual Effects
--> SUPERMAN
      Les Bowie, Colin Chilvers, Denys Coop, Roy Field,
      Derek Meddings, Zoran Perisic

1979
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> ALIEN
      H. R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson,
      Nick Allder, Denys Ayling
    THE BLACK HOLE
      Peter Ellenshaw, Art Cruickshank, Eustace Lycett,
      Danny Lee, Harrison Ellenshaw, Joe Hale
    MOONRAKER
      Derek Meddings, Paul Wilson, John Evans
    1941
      William A. Fraker, A. D. Flowers, Gregory Jein
    STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE
      Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Richard Yuricich,
      Robert Swarthe, Dave Stewart, Grant McCune

1980
Special Achievement in Visual Effects
--> THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
      Brian Johnson, Richard Edlund,
      Dennis Muren, Bruce Nicholson

1981
Achievement in Visual Effects
    DRAGONSLAYER
      Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Ken Ralston, Brian Johnson
--> RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
      Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, Joe Johnston

1982
Achievement in Visual Effects
    BLADE RUNNER
      Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer
--> E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
      Carlo Rambaldi, Dennis Muren, Kenneth F. Smith
    POLTERGEIST
      Richard Edlund, Michael Wood, Bruce Nicholson

1983 
Special Achievement in Visual Effects
--> RETURN OF THE JEDI
    Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, Phil Tippett


1984
Achievement in Visual Effects
    GHOSTBUSTERS
      Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Mark Vargo, Chuck Gaspar
--> INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
      Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs
    2010
      Richard Edlund, Neil Krepela, George Jenson, Mark Stetson

1985
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> COCOON
      Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, David Berry
    RETURN TO OZ
      Will Vinton, Ian Wingrove, Zoran Perisic, Michael Lloyd
    YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
      Dennis Muren, Kit West, John Ellis, David Allen

1986
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> ALIENS
      Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson, Suzanne Benson
    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
      Lyle Conway, Bran Ferren, Martin Gutteridge
    POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE
      Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Garry Waller, William Neil

1987
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> INNERSPACE
      Dennis Muren, William George, Harley Jessup, Kenneth Smith
    PREDATOR
      Joel Hynek, Robert M. Greenberg, Richard Greenberg, Stan Winston

1988
Achievement in Visual Effects
    DIE HARD
      Richard Edlund, Al DiSarro, Brent Boates, Thaine Morris
--> WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
      Ken Ralston, Richard Williams, Edward Jones, George Gibbs
    WILLOW
      Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Phil Tippett, Chris Evans

1989
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> THE ABYSS
      John Bruno, Dennis Muren, Hoyt Yeatman, Dennis Skotak
    THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
      Richard Conway, Kent Houston
    BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
      Ken Ralston, Michael Lantieri, John Bell, Steve Gawley

1990
Special Achievement in Visual Effects
--> TOTAL RECALL
      Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke

1991
Achievement in Visual Effects
    BACKDRAFT
      Mikael Salomon, Allen Hall, Clay Pinney, Scott Farrar
    HOOK
      Eric Brevig, Harley Jessup, Mark Sullivan, Michael Lantieri
--> TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
      Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Gene Warren Jr., Robert Skotak

1992
Achievement in Visual Effects
    ALIEN 3
      Richard Edlund, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., George Gibbs
    BATMAN RETURNS
      Michael Fink, Craig Barron, John Bruno, Dennis Skotak
--> DEATH BECOMES HER
      Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe, Tom Woodruff Jr.

1993
Achievement in Visual Effects
    CLIFFHANGER
      Neil Krepela, John Richardson, John Bruno, Pamela Easley
--> JURASSIC PARK
      Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri
    THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
      Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Ariel Velasco Shaw, Gordon Baker

1994
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> FORREST GUMP
      Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall
    THE MASK
      Scott Squires, Steve Williams, Tom Bertino, Jon Farhat
    TRUE LIES
      John Bruno, Thomas L. Fisher, Jacques Stroweis, Patrick McClung

1995
Achievement in Visual Effects
    APOLLO 13
      Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker and Matt Sweeney
--> BABE
      Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan and John Cox
      
1996
Achievement in Visual Effects
    DRAGONHEART
      Scott Squires, Phil Tippett, James Straus, Kit West
--> INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, Joseph Viskocil
    TWISTER
      Stefen Fangmeier, John Frazier, Habib Zargarpour, Henry La Bounta

1997
Achievement in Visual Effects
    THE LOST WORLD
      Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra and Michael Lantieri 
    STARSHIP TROOPERS
      Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis and John Richardson 
--> TITANIC
      Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher and Michael Kanfer 

1998
Achievement in Visual Effects
    ARMAGEDDON
      Richard R. Hoover, Pat McClung, John Frazier
    MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
      Rick Baker, Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall, Jim Mitchell 
--> WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
      Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, Kevin Scott Mack

1999
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> THE MATRIX
      John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, Jon Thum 
    STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE
      John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires, Rob Coleman 
    STUART LITTLE
      John Dykstra, Jerome Chen, Henry Anderson, Eric Allard  

2000
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> GLADIATOR
      John Nelson, Neil Corbould; Tim Burke, Rob Harvey 
    THE HOLLOW MAN
      Scott E. Anderson, Craig Hayes, Scott Stokdyk; Stan Parks 
    THE PERFECT STORM
      Stefen Fangmeier; Habib Zargarpour; John Frazier, Walt Conti 

2001
Achievement in Visual Effects
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI
      Dennis Muren, Scott Farrar, Stan Winston, Michael Lantieri 
--> THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
      Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor, Mark Stetson 
    PEARL HARBOR
      Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Edward Hirsh, Ben Snow 

2002
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
      Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, Alex Funke  
    SPIDER-MAN
      John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, John Frazier  
    STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES
      Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll, Ben Snow 

2003
Achievement in Visual Effects
--> THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
      Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, Alex Funke  
    MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
      Daniel Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness, Robert Stromberg 
    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
      John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Terry D. Frazee 

2004
Achievement in Visual Effects
    HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
      Tim Burke, Roger Guyett, Bill George, John Richardson
    I, ROBOT
      John Nelson, Andy Jones, Erik Nash, Joe Letteri 
--> SPIDER-MAN 2
      John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, John Frazier  

2005
Achievement in Visual Effects
     THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, WITH AND THE WARDROBE
       Dean Wright, Bill Westenhofer, Jim Berney, Scott Farrar
-->   KING KONG
       Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers, Richard Taylor
     WAR OF THE WORLDS
       Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman, Randal M. Dutra, Daniel Sudick

2006
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
       John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall
      POSEIDON
       Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chas Jarrett, John Frazier
      SUPERMAN RETURNS
       Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard Hoover, Jon Thum

2007
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   THE GOLDEN COMPASS
       Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood
      PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
       John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier
      TRANSFORMERS
       Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier
       
2008
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTOM
       Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
      THE DARK KNIGHT
       Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
      IRON MAN
       John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan
       
2009
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   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
       
2010
Achievement in Visual Effects
      ALICE IN WONDERLAND
       Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, Sean Phillips
      HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART I
       Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, Nicolas Aithadi
      HEREAFTER
       Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, Joe Farrell
-->   INCEPTION
       Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin
      IRON MAN 2
       Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick

2011
Achievement in Visual Effects
      HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART II
       Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson
-->   HUGO
       Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning
      REAL STEEL
       Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, Swen Gillberg
      RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
       Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett
      TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
       Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, John Frazier

2012
Achievement in Visual Effects
      THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
       Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

-->   LIFE OF PI
       Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

      MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
       Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

      PROMETHEUS
       Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

      SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
       Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
       
2013
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   GRAVITY
       Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

      IRON MAN 3
       Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

      THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
       Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

      THE LONE RANGER
       Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

      STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
       Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton
       
2014
Achievement in Visual Effects
      CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
       Dan DeLeeuw, Russel Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick

      DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
       Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barret and Erik Winquist

      GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
       Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corobould

-->   INTERSTELLAR
       Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

      X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
       Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer
       
2015
Achievement in Visual Effects
-->   EX MACHINA
       Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett

      MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
       Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams

      THE MARTIAN
       Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner

      THE REVENANT
       Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith, Cameron Waldbauer

      STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
       Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould
       
2016
      DEEPWATER HORIZON
        Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
        
      DOCTOR STRANGE
       Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
      
      THE JUNGLE BOOK
       Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon
       
      KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
       Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
       
      ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
       John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould
      
       

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