The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is a distinguished award bestowed upon by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in recognition of the best and exceptional visual effects work in films.

Contribution of special effects in enhancing and adding value to a film, making it look more real and believable was first recognized by the AMPAS during the 1st Academy Awards ceremony, decades before the digital age. Held at a private dinner on May 16, 1929, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California, the ceremony witnessed American special effects artist and film director Roy Pomeroy receiving the Academy Award for Engineering Effects for the American silent film Wings.

Over the years, the AMPAS has recognized technical prowess and innovative use of special effects in films. The special effects and production team of the American adventure film Spawn of the North was presented with the Special Achievement Award for Special Effects at the 11th Academy Awards in 1938 for their remarkable feat in developing special photographic and sound effects, marking it as the first film that literally received an Oscar for special effects work. This paved way for the Academy Award for Best Special Effects in 1939 that with time emerged as one of the most recognizable, challenging and desired awards category in the world of cinema. At times, the Academy would skip the process of nominating films in the category and directly select a film for such accolade. Till 1963, visual effects and audio effects were considered separately under this award category, with some years witnessing either of the two being recognized with an Oscar. The award category was rechristened as Best Special Visual Effects in 1965 and then to its present name Best Visual Effects in 1977. Meanwhile, at times, sans any annual award category for visual effects, the awardees were honored with the Special Achievement Academy Award.

Some of the greatest films of all times that were awarded by the Academy for their use of groundbreaking visual effects thus setting a benchmark include the American monster adventure film King Kong (1976), the superhero film Superman (1978), the American science fiction action film Jurassic Park (1993), the American disaster film Titanic (1997) and the epic sci-fi film Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

Recipients of Academy Award for Best Visual Effects include eminent filmmakers and artists who through their use of novel technologies have showcased the potential of visual effects as a powerful story telling tool that has boundless creative possibilities giving a whole new dimension to the world of cinema. Notable filmmakers whose films were recognized with such honor include James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. American film visual effects artist and supervisor Dennis Muren, considered a pioneer in the field has etched his name in this Academy Award category with 15 nominations that resulted into 8 awards. Other prominent visual effects artists who were acknowledged with the award include Joe Letteri, Ken Ralston, Richard Edlund and Glen Robinson.

The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects marks as a sign of the Academy’s recognition to the way visual effects contribute in adding more life to a film giving filmmakers, visionaries, and visual artists incredible freedom in exploring their imaginative skills in creating an enticing and memorable film.

In the ever developing world of cinema where technology plays a big part, the award stands as an expression of praise and admiration applauding and celebrating creativity and finesse of work through visual effects, which with time has evolved as an impactful and an almost indispensible addition in the cinematic landscape today.



Year Film Nominees
(1st) Wings Roy Pomeroy
  Ralph Hammeras (photographic)
  Nugent Slaughter (photographic)
(11th) Spawn of the North For outstanding achievement in creating Special Photographic and Sound Effects in the Paramount production Spawn of the North. Special Effects by Gordon Jennings, assisted by Jan Domela, Dev Jennings, Irmin Roberts and Art Smith. Transparencies by Farciot Edouart, assisted by Loyal Griggs. Sound Effects by Loren Ryder, assisted by Harry Mills, Louis Mesenkop and Walter Oberst.
(12th) The Rains Came Fred Sersen (photographic); E. H. Hansen (sound)
  Gone with the Wind Jack Cosgrove (photographic); Fred Albin and Arthur Johns (sound)
  Only Angels Have Wings Roy Davidson (photographic); Edwin C. Hahn (sound)
  The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Topper Takes a Trip Roy Seawright (photographic)
  Union Pacific Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings (photographic); Loren Ryder (sound)
  The Wizard of Oz A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound)
(13th) The Thief of Bagdad Lawrence Butler (photographic); Jack Whitney (sound)
  The Blue Bird Fred Sersen (photographic); E. H. Hansen (sound)
  Boom Town A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound)
  The Boys from Syracuse John P. Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown and Joseph Lapis (sound)
  Dr. Cyclops Gordon Jennings and Farciot Edouart (photographic)
  Foreign Correspondent Paul Eagler (photographic); Thomas T. Moulton (sound)
  The Invisible Man Returns John P. Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown and William Hedgcock (sound)
  The Long Voyage Home R. T. Layton and R. O. Binger (photographic); Thomas T. Moulton (sound)
  One Million B.C. Roy Seawright (photographic); Elmer Raguse (sound)
  Rebecca Jack Cosgrove (photographic); Arthur Johns (sound)
  The Sea Hawk Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Swiss Family Robinson Vernon L. Walker (photographic); John O. Aalberg (sound)
  Typhoon Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings (photographic); Loren Ryder (sound)
  Women in War Howard J. Lydecker, William Bradford, and Ellis J. Thackery (photographic); Herbert Norsch (sound)
(14th) I Wanted Wings Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings (photographic); Louis Mesenkop (sound)
  Aloma of the South Seas Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings (photographic); Louis Mesenkop (sound)
  Dive Bomber (Nomination withdrawn) Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Flight Command A. Arnold Gillespie (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound)
  The Invisible Woman John Fulton (photographic); John Hall (sound)
  The Sea Wolf Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  That Hamilton Woman Lawrence Butler (photographic); William H. Wilmarth (sound)
  Topper Returns Roy Seawright (photographic); Elmer Raguse (sound)
  A Yank in the R.A.F. Fred Sersen (photographic); E. H. Hansen (sound)
(15th) Reap the Wild Wind Gordon Jennings, Farciot Edouart, and William Pereira (photographic); Louis Mesenkop (sound)
  The Black Swan Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman and George Leverett (sound)
  Desperate Journey Byron Haskin (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Flying Tigers Howard Lydecker (photographic); Daniel J. Bloomberg (sound)
  Invisible Agent John Fulton (photographic); Bernard B. Brown (sound)
  Jungle Book Lawrence Butler (photographic); William H. Wilmarth (sound)
  Mrs. Miniver A. Arnold Gillespie and Warren Newcombe (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound)
  The Navy Comes Through Vernon L. Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart (sound)
  One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Ronald Neame (photographic); C. C. Stevens (sound)
  The Pride of the Yankees Jack Cosgrove and Ray Binger (photographic); Thomas T. Moulton (sound)
(16th) Crash Dive Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman (sound)
  Air Force Hans Koenekamp and Rex Wimpy (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Bombardier Vernon L. Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart and Roy Granville (sound)
  The North Star Clarence Slifer and R. O. Binger (photographic); Thomas T. Moulton (sound)
  So Proudly We Hail! Gordon Jennings and Farciot Edouart (photographic); George Dutton (sound)
  Stand By for Action A. Arnold Gillespie and Donald Jahraus (photographic); Michael Steinore (sound)
(17th) Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Jahraus, and Warren Newcombe (photographic); Douglas Shearer (sound)
  The Adventures of Mark Twain Paul Detlefsen and John Crouse (photographic); Nathan Levinson (sound)
  Days of Glory Vernon L. Walker (photographic); James G. Stewart and Roy Granville (sound)
  Secret Command David Allen, Ray Cory, and Robert Wright (photographic); Russell Malmgren and Harry Kusnick (sound)
  Since You Went Away Jack Cosgrove (photographic); Arthur Johns (sound)
  The Story of Dr. Wassell Farciot Edouart and Gordon Jennings (photographic); George Dutton (sound)
  Wilson Fred Sersen (photographic); Roger Heman (sound)
(18th) Wonder Man John P. Fulton (photographic); Arthur Johns (sound)
  Captain Eddie Fred Sersen and Sol Halperin (photographic); Roger Heman and Harry Leonard (sound)
  Spellbound Jack Cosgrove (photographic)
  They Were Expendable A. Arnold Gillespie, Donald Jahraus, and Robert A. MacDonald (photographic); Michael Steinore (sound)
  A Thousand and One Nights Lawrence W. Butler (photographic); Ray Bomba (sound)
(19th) Blithe Spirit Thomas Howard (visual)
  A Stolen Life William McGann (visual); Nathan Levinson (audible)
(20th) Green Dolphin Street A. Arnold Gillespie and Warren Newcombe (visual); Douglas Shearer and Michael Steinore (audible)
  Unconquered Farciot Edouart, Devereux Jennings, Gordon Jennings, W. Wallace Kelley, and Paul Lerpae (visual); George Dutton (audible)
(21st) Portrait of Jennie Paul Eagler, Joseph McMillan Johnson, Russell Shearman, and Clarence Slifer (visual); Charles Freeman, and James G. Stewart (audible)
  Deep Waters Ralph Hammeras, Fred Sersen, and Edward Snyder (visual); Roger Heman (audible)
(22nd) Mighty Joe Young RKO Productions
  Tulsa Walter Wanger Pictures
(23rd) Destination Moon George Pal Productions
  Samson and Delilah Cecil B. DeMille Productions
(24th) When Worlds Collide Paramount
(25th) Plymouth Adventure Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(26th) The War of the Worlds Paramount Studio
(27th) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Walt Disney Studios
  Hell and High Water 20th Century-Fox Studio
  Them! Warner Bros. Studio
(28th) The Bridges at Toko-Ri Paramount Studio
  The Dam Busters Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.
  The Rains of Ranchipur 20th Century-Fox Studio
(29th) The Ten Commandments John P. Fulton
  Forbidden Planet A. Arnold Gillespie, Irving G. Ries, and Wesley C. Miller
(30th) The Enemy Below Walter Rossi (audible)
  The Spirit of St. Louis Louis Lichtenfield (visual)
(31st) Tom Thumb Tom Howard (visual)
  Torpedo Run A. Arnold Gillespie (visual); Harold Humbrock (audible)
(32nd) Ben-Hur A. Arnold Gillespie and Robert MacDonald (visual); Milo B. Lory (audible)
  Journey to the Center of the Earth L. B. Abbott and James B. Gordon (visual); Carl Faulkner (audible)
(33rd) The Time Machine Gene Warren and Tim Baar (visual)
  The Last Voyage Augie Lohman (visual)
(34th) The Guns of Navarone Bill Warrington (visual); Vivian C. Greenham (audible)
  The Absent-Minded Professor Robert A. Mattey and Eustace Lycett (visual)
(35th) The Longest Day Robert MacDonald (visual); Jacques Maumont (audible)
  Mutiny on the Bounty A. Arnold Gillespie (visual); Milo B. Lory (audible)
(36th) Cleopatra Emil Kosa Jr.
  The Birds Ub Iwerks
(37th) Mary Poppins Peter Ellenshaw, Eustace Lycett, and Hamilton Luske
  7 Faces of Dr. Lao Jim Danforth
(38th) Thunderball John Stears
  The Greatest Story Ever Told Joseph McMillan Johnson
(39th) Fantastic Voyage Art Cruickshank
  Hawaii Linwood G. Dunn
(40th) Doctor Dolittle L. B. Abbott
  Tobruk Howard A. Anderson Jr. and Albert Whitlock
(41st) 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick
(42nd) Marooned Robie Robertson
  Krakatoa, East of Java Eugène Lourié and Alex Weldon
(43rd) Tora! Tora! Tora! A. D. Flowers and L. B. Abbott
  Patton Alex Weldon
(44th) Bedknobs and Broomsticks Alan Maley, Eustace Lycett, and Danny Lee
  When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Jim Danforth and Roger Dicken
(45th) The Poseidon Adventure L. B. Abbott and A. D. Flowers
(46th) No award given  
(47th) Earthquake Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, and Albert Whitlock
(48th) The Hindenburg Albert Whitlock and Glen Robinson
(49th) King Kong Carlo Rambaldi, Glen Robinson, and Frank Van der Veer
  Logan's Run L. B. Abbott, Glen Robinson, and Matthew Yuricich
(50th) Star Wars John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune, and Robert Blalack
  Close Encounters of the Third Kind Roy Arbogast, Douglas Trumbull, Matthew Yuricich, Gregory Jein, and Richard Yuricich
(51st) Superman Les Bowie, Colin Chilvers, Denys Coop, Roy Field, Derek Meddings, and Zoran Perisic
(52nd) Alien H. R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, and Dennis Ayling
  1941 William A. Fraker, A. D. Flowers, and Gregory Jein
  The Black Hole Peter Ellenshaw, Art Cruickshank, Eustace Lycett, Danny Lee, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Joe Hale
  Moonraker Derek Meddings, Paul Wilson, and John Evans
  Star Trek: The Motion Picture Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Richard Yuricich, Robert Swarthe, David K. Stewart, and Grant McCune
(53rd) The Empire Strikes Back Brian Johnson, Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, and Bruce Nicholson
(54th) Raiders of the Lost Ark Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, and Joe Johnston
  Dragonslayer Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Ken Ralston, and Brian Johnson
(55th) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Carlo Rambaldi, Dennis Muren, and Kenneth F. Smith
  Blade Runner Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, and David Dryer
  Poltergeist Richard Edlund, Michael Wood, and Bruce Nicholson
(56th) Return of the Jedi Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, and Phil Tippett
(57th) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Dennis Muren, Michael J. McAlister, Lorne Peterson, and George Gibbs
  2010 Richard Edlund, Neil Krepela, George Jenson, and Mark Stetson
  Ghostbusters Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Mark Vargo, and Chuck Gaspar
(58th) Cocoon Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, and David Berry
  Return to Oz Will Vinton, Ian Wingrove, Zoran Perisic, and Michael Lloyd
  Young Sherlock Holmes Dennis Muren, Kit West, John R. Ellis, and David W. Allen
(59th) Aliens Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson, and Suzanne M. Benson
  Little Shop of Horrors Lyle Conway, Bran Ferren, and Martin Gutterridge
  Poltergeist II: The Other Side Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Garry Waller, and Bill Neil
(60th) Innerspace Dennis Muren, William George, Harley Jessup, and Kenneth F. Smith
  Predator Joel Hynek, Robert M. Greenberg, Richard Greenberg, and Stan Winston
(61st) Who Framed Roger Rabbit Ken Ralston, Richard Williams, Edward Jones, and George Gibbs
  Die Hard Richard Edlund, Al DiSarro, Brent Boates, and Thaine Morris
  Willow Dennis Muren, Michael J. McAlister, Phil Tippett, and Chris Evans
(62nd) The Abyss John Bruno, Dennis Muren, Hoyt Yeatman, and Dennis Skotak
  The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Richard Conway and Kent Houston
  Back to the Future Part II Ken Ralston, Michael Lantieri, John Bell, and Steve Gawley
(63rd) Total Recall Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, and Alex Funke
(64th) Terminator 2: Judgment Day Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Gene Warren Jr., and Robert Skotak
  Backdraft Mikael Salomon, Allen Hall, Clay Pinney, and Scott Farrar
  Hook Eric Brevig, Harley Jessup, Mark Sullivan, and Michael Lantieri
(65th) Death Becomes Her Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Douglas Smythe, and Tom Woodruff Jr.
  Alien 3 Richard Edlund, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., and George Gibbs
  Batman Returns Michael L. Fink, Craig Barron, John Bruno, and Dennis Skotak
(66th) Jurassic Park Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, and Michael Lantieri
  Cliffhanger Neil Krepela, John Richardson, John Bruno, and Pamela Easley
  The Nightmare Before Christmas Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Ariel Velasco Shaw, and Gordon Baker
(67th) Forrest Gump Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, and Allen Hall
  The Mask Scott Squires, Steve 'Spaz' Williams, Tom Bertino, and Jon Farhat
  True Lies John Bruno, Thomas L. Fisher, Jacques Stroweis, and Patrick McClung
(68th) Babe Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan, and John Cox
  Apollo 13 Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker, and Matt Sweeney
(69th) Independence Day Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, and Joseph Viskocil
  Dragonheart Scott Squires, Phil Tippett, James Straus, and Kit West
  Twister Stefen Fangmeier, John Frazier, Habib Zargarpour, and Henry La Bounta
(70th) Titanic Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, and Michael Kanfer
  The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra, and Michael Lantieri
  Starship Troopers Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis, and John Richardson
(71st) What Dreams May Come Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, and Kevin Mack
  Armageddon Richard R. Hoover, Patrick McClung, and John Frazier
  Mighty Joe Young Rick Baker, Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall, and Jim Mitchell
(72nd) The Matrix John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, and Jon Thum
  Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires, and Rob Coleman
  Stuart Little John Dykstra, Jerome Chen, Henry F. Anderson III, and Eric Allard
(73rd) Gladiator John Nelson, Neil Corbould, Tim Burke, and Rob Harvey
  Hollow Man Scott E. Anderson, Craig Hayes, Scott Stokdyk, and Stan Parks
  The Perfect Storm Stefen Fangmeier, Habib Zargarpour, John Frazier, and Walt Conti
(74th) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Richard Taylor, and Mark Stetson
  A.I. Artificial Intelligence Dennis Muren, Scott Farrar, Stan Winston, and Michael Lantieri
  Pearl Harbor Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Ed Hirsh, and Ben Snow
(75th) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, and Alex Funke
  Spider-Man John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, and John Frazier
  Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll, and Ben Snow
(76th) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, and Alex Funke
  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness, and Robert Stromberg
  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, and Terry Frazee
(77th) Spider-Man 2 John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, and John Frazier
  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson, and William George
  I, Robot John Nelson, Andrew R. Jones, Erik Nash, and Joe Letteri
(78th) King Kong Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers, and Richard Taylor
  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dean Wright, Bill Westenhofer, Jim Berney, and Scott Farrar
  War of the Worlds Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman, Randal M. Dutra, and Dan Sudick
(79th) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, and Allen Hall
  Poseidon Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chas Jarrett, and John Frazier
  Superman Returns Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover, and Jon Thum
(80th) The Golden Compass Michael L. 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
(81st) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 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
(82nd) 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
(83rd) Inception Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb
  Alice in Wonderland Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, and Sean Phillips
  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, and Nicolas Aithadi
  Hereafter Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, and Joe Farrell
  Iron Man 2 Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, and Dan Sudick
(84th) Hugo Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning
  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, and John Richardson
  Real Steel Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor, and Swen Gillberg
  Rise of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, and Daniel Barrett
  Transformers: Dark of the Moon Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, and John Frazier
(85th) Life of Pi Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, and Donald R. Elliott
  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White
  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
(86th) Gravity Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, and Neil Corbould
  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and Eric Reynolds
  Iron Man 3 Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash, and Dan Sudick
  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
(87th) Interstellar Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott R. Fisher
  Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, and Dan Sudick
  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, and Erik Winquist
  Guardians of the Galaxy Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, and Paul Corbould
  X-Men: Days of Future Past Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, and Cameron Waldbauer
(88th) Ex Machina Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst
  Mad Max: Fury Road Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, and Tom Wood
  The Martian Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Richard Stammers, and Steven Warner
  The Revenant Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
  Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, and Neal Scanlan
(89th) The Jungle Book Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon
[9] Deepwater Horizon Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, and Burt Dalton
  Doctor Strange Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould
  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
(90th) Blade Runner 2049 John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover
[10] Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Dan Sudick
  Kong: Skull Island Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, and Mike Meinardus
  Star Wars: The Last Jedi Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould
  War for the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, and Joel Whist
(91st) First Man Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J. D. Schwalm
  Avengers: Infinity War Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick
  Christopher Robin Christopher Lawrence, Mike Eames, Theo Jones, and Chris Corbould
  Ready Player One Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, and David Shirk
  Solo: A Star Wars Story Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Dominic Tuohy
(92nd) 1917 Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy
  Avengers: Endgame Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken, and Dan Sudick
  The Irishman Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser, and Stephane Grabli
  The Lion King Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman
  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy
(93rd) Tenet Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley, and Scott Fisher
  Love and Monsters Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt, and Brian Cox
  The Midnight Sky Matt Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon, and David Watkins
  Mulan Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, and Steve Ingram
  The One and Only Ivan Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, and Santiago Colomo Martínez
(94th) Dune Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer
  Free Guy Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Dan Sudick
  No Time to Die Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould
  Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, and Dan Oliver
  Spider-Man: No Way Home Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein, and Dan Sudick
(95th) Avatar: The Way of Water Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett
  All Quiet on the Western Front Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar
  The Batman Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy
  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick
  Top Gun: Maverick Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher