The nominations for the awards of the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences have never been free of controversy, after all, the famous Oscars that this organization awards are the highest award of the cinema.
On this occasion the director of Aquaman, James Wan, shot at the Academy for excluding the new DC movie among the nominees Best Visual Effects.
In a publication on Facebook on the occasion of the premiere of Aquaman in the United States, Wan responded to the congratulations of the visual effects supervisor of the film, Kelvin McIlwain. Wan appreciated his words and said he finds it unfair that McIlwain's work for the film was not considered among the best visual effects of the year.
“Kelvin, you and your apartment are the forgotten heroes of this movie,” Wan wrote. “The fact that your VFX colleagues in The Academy is not recognizing or appreciating what we have all contributed to the film and the cinema is a damn misfortune. “
As Wan has pointed out several times, much of the creation of Aquaman It passed through the hands of the team after the visual effects since most of the film, obviously, was filmed with blue screens to give life to the underwater world.
Wan's comment was answered by McIlwain who wrote: “I'm with you James. It was a complete surprise for all of us not to be among the 10 films that will be lent to the Academy's VFX competition. The selection process is very flawed in my opinion and too open to influence. “
The films that are effectively nominated in the short list for the Best Visual Effects category for the next edition of the Oscars are:
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Black Panther
- Christopher Robin
- First Man
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
- Mary Poppins Returns
- Ready Player One
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Welcome to Marwen
At present Aquaman continues in theaters, positioning itself as one of the most successful films in commercial material of the DCEU.