Friday, February 19, 2016
Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell of Burger Fiction (previously) compile all the winners of the Best Visual Effects category at the Oscars, from 1927 to 2014.
For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award "for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn't until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973.