Cinematic special effects have made some miraculous advancements in the past decade, with CGI refined to the point of near photo-realism, as seen in The Jungle Book and practical effects making a huge comeback.
With the Academy Awards presenting their annual pageant of self-congratulatory acclaim later this month, we offer you this comprehensive video retrospective of every Oscar-winning film for the category of Best Visual Effects from the folks at Burger Fiction. It's a division that, prior to 1963, was known as Best Special Effects and recognized both both visual and audio contributions to the nominated movie. The prestigious award was first presented to 1938's Spawn of the North and was most recently won by 2015's Ex Machina.
At the inaugural Academy Awards banquet in 1928, Wings was awarded an honorary prize for Best Engineering Effects, a predecessor of today's official category. This year's nominees include Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Soar through this stimultating supercut of every Best Visual Effects victor and tell us which film deserves the coveted gold statue for 2017.