No Visual Effects Oscar For Sin City

The Oscar Board has realeased their long list of potential nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. Notable by it’s absense from this list was Sin City. This has a lot of people upset… but honestly… I’m not surprised OR upset.

I loved Sin City… more than most people. I thought it was a creative and touching on a very subtle level that most people missed. It’s a GREAT flick. It also has a great STYLE to the film. But great style doesn’t equal excellence in visual effects.

Sin City has an excellent visual style. However, there really wasn’t anything as far as Visual Effects go that were very hard to do. Nothing inovative and nothing really technically challenging. Is Sin City a better MOVIE than most of the other ones on the list? Yes, no doubt. But this category isn’t rewarding the BEST MOIVE. It’s rewarding the best achievment in Visual Effects. And honestly… Sin City doesn’t deserve to be on the list on that basis.

Here is the list of the films that ARE being considered for Best Visual Effects, which will then be reduced to a short list of 3:

– Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
– King Kong
– Batman Begins
– War of the Worlds
– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
– The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Is there anything else on this list that you don’t think should be on there? Anything you’d like to see on the list that isn’t there?

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