Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. The last female nominee was Pamela Easley for Cliffhanger in 1993, and the only other winner was Suzanne Benson in 1986 for Aliens. Ex Machina has won! Buy Movies. Ex Machina is also nominated for best Original Screenplay. This was also the first VFX nominee in 45 years to beat nominees on a show also featured in the Best Picture category.

Ex Machina is 2016 Oscar Winner for Visual Effects announced by presenter English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis.. Ex Machina, written by Alex Garland, also received an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects.These are the first Academy Award nominations for Alex Gardland (Original Screenplay), and Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett … We use the data we collect to analyse website usage and enhance your experience. After the success of Interstellar it does show that the Academy is really liking interesting VFX work done in the service of story on interesting films and it’s to Double Negative’s credit that they continue to get involved with such challenging, but exciting, projects”. Ex Machina is a 2014 British science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland. “I’m really bad at predicting this apparently… this is so utterly unexpected. Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. This is Double Negative’s second consecutive win and their third win in total: all for shows on which they led as the client VFX house (previous wins were for Inception and Interstellar). The crew throughout the production was small but perfectly formed. Following hot on the heels of Ex Machina’s BAFTA nomination, DNEG’s work on Alex Garland’s stunning directorial debut is now Oscar nominated. ‘Westworld’ and ‘Devs’ nominated for VFX at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Chernobyl nominated for the 2020 BAFTA TV Craft Awards, DNEG Celebrates International Women’s Day.

But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. ‘Westworld’ and ‘Devs’ nominated for VFX at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Chernobyl nominated for the 2020 BAFTA TV Craft Awards, DNEG Celebrates International Women’s Day.

Check out why they were nominated in this VFX Breakdown Featurette: This site uses cookies. Following hot on the heels of ... Andrew Whitehurst, who recently picked up the Best Achievement in Craft Award for Ex Machina at the British Independent Film Awards, said of the nomination; “It was an unexpected but delightful moment to find out that we had been nominated.

This was also the first VFX nominee in 45 years to beat nominees on a show also featured in the Best Picture category. Ex Machina is a 2015 British science fiction film written and directed by Alex Garland in his directing debut.
Ex Machina is nominated for the Best VFX Academy Award!

In a bit of an upset, “Ex Machina” topped favorite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the visual effects Oscar. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno and Oscar Isaac. Insider Perks. Alongside Andrew on stage were fellow Oscar winners, Ex Machina’s 2D Supervisor Paul Norris (now DEGTV VFX Supervisor on the likes Marvel’s Agent Carter), CG lead Mark Ardington (the man responsible for the pioneering rigging technique that combined Ava’s CG body components and Alicia Vikander’s real world movements) and Milk VFX Co-Founder and VFX Supervisor Sara Bennett. “‘Ex Machina’ … With a budget of only $15 million, Ex Machina took on true goliaths of Visual Effects with its delicately cerebral and subtle sci-fi story of Ava (Alicia Vikander) – potentially the first android with true artificial intelligence, her creator Nathan (Oscar Isaac), and Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), the man come to test her.
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Ex Machina will go up against Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the awards, which will be televised live on Sunday 28th February. It was not The Revenant losing to Spotlight, but the massive underdog Ex Machina pulling the win for best VFX. Overall VFX Supervisor on Ex Machina, DNEG’s Andrew Whitehurst made the acceptance speech on behalf of the brilliant VFX crew responsible for bringing Ava to life. For information on how we handle your data, please read our Privacy Policy. The film competed with other major (and bigger budget) contenders such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road. The whole crew have been so excited, as they should be, that their terrific work has been recognised.

Ex Machina is nominated for the Best VFX Academy Award!