Oscar winners can look quite different from one decade to the next, but perhaps no category has evolved as much as Best Visual Effects. The honor was first bestowed at the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929 to the silent film Wings (actually released in 1927) for its realistic depiction of air combat scenes. Back then the category was called “Engineering Effects.” In the years since, stop-motion gorillas, animatronic dinosaurs, and CGI spaceships have all been recognized by the Academy. The YouTube user Burger Fiction recently updated its supercut of every Best Visual Effects winner from the ceremony’s history. You can watch the epic video above.
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