It topped a field that included 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' 'Guardians 2,' 'Kong: Skull Island' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' The wizards behind Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 on Sunday night won the Oscar in visual effects, topping a field that included Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and War for the Planet of the Apes. It was the second Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049's VFX supervisor John Nelson, who previously
The 14th time was the charm for Roger Deakins on Sunday evening, when the legendary cinematographer won his first Academy Award after over a dozen nominations. His 2018 nod, for Blade Runner 2049, was the 14th in a career that has spanned over 40 years, many classics—including Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, Fargo,and True Grit—and countless dazzling shots. “I really love my job. I have been doing it a long time as you can see,” Deakins said, upon accepting his award.