Tbh, every film nominated here is definitely deserving of the award. “Apes” has lost both times it was previously nominated, and with each film the visuals have only improved, so if it wins its well deserved. The VFX are the film’s strongest asset.
While it is, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won the Critics Choice Award and the most VES awards too. Blade Runner 2049 still has a decent chance to win.
deservedly so - by the end of War i felt that Caesar was as real and as complex as any character i've seen on screen
Real question here, how do you gauge how "on track" a movie is at beating another for an Oscar? Is there a points system?
Thank god you put the years behind them, I might have been confused and thought you meant Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (1911).
"on track to beat" really means nothing when it comes to Oscars and academy voters especially. Ex Machina was at the bottom of every "expert" prediction list and won. Golden Compass over Transformers 1 was another case where the least favorite won over the heavy favorite. (Trans1 won the VES award that year too). You never know with this one.
Blade Runner is a master piece!
Really blown away by the creative arts!
As long as War, 2049, or the Last Jedi win, I’ll be happy. The effects in Guardians and Kong are fine, but they’re not at the same level as the other 3.
all deserving to be fully honest but im rooting for blade runner
Yeah, so was Michal Keaton for Birdman, how'd that turn out
Blade Runner 2049 is astounding, every nominee is worthy actually but I just personally want War for the Planet of the Apes to take it. To make the journey complete.
A win for all the previous nominations.
I absolutely loved those movies. Tbh, I scoffed at them for years. (for no reason, I guess)
My family and I watched all three in less than a week, and I absolutely _love_ them.
Caesar is awesome. Stunning vfx, btw.
The best CG is the kind you can’t tell is CG. I repeatedly forgot these weren’t real apes while watching this movie. For me, they weren’t life-like, they were alive.
Should go down to Blade Runner or Apes. Shame Apes had to wait this long, because Blade Runner at least get Deakins his Oscar.
As it should, nothing comes close to it except Avatar (which is astounding since it’s basically ten years old)
Most deserved, imho. They broke the uncanny valley.
Very fair. Apes was very well done with it's visual effects. They deserve it.
all of these are remarkable in their own way and deserve the award
Having not seen it but knowing a location they filmed at and completely changing it in Post. I say.. I can see it.
If Roger Deakins doesn't win this year then they may as well inscribe "NO DEAKINSES" on the base of the statue.
Since the awards are a perennial disappointment, I suspect Blade Runner 2049 won't win as it should.