Marvel’s Doctor Strange is officially an Oscar® nominee! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards and the (almost) Sorcerer Supreme was among them. Doctor Strange was nominated for Best Visual Effects.
Stephane Ceretti (visual effects supervisor), Richard Bluff (visual effects supervisor: ILM), Vincent Cirelli (visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures), and Paul Corbould (special effects supervisor) were nominated from the film. This is the second consecutive nomination Ceretti and Corbould have received for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They were nominated for their previous Marvel Studios movie, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
It’s always an honor just to be nominated, but that is especially true in the Best Visual Effects category this year. Doctor Strange received its nomination alongside Deepwater Horizon, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Just making the cut for the final five is impressive for these nominees considering that movies like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Passengers, Sully, and Marvel’s own Captain America: Civil War did not.
Doctor Strange is the seventh Marvel Studios movie to be nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards. Today’s Oscar® nomination is the ninth overall for Marvel when combining all categories. The mind-bending, never before seen effects in Doctor Strange could make it Marvel Studios’ first Oscar® winner in any category. It has as good of a chance as any nominee with The Jungle Book and Rogue One likely serving as its closest competition.
Our congratulations go out to Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould and their entire visual effects team on Doctor Strange. Together, they helped bring Stephen Strange and the mystical side of Marvel to life in ways that were beyond the wildest dreams of fans. They took the entire world inside Steve Ditko’s classic comic book panels and provided a rich cinematic experience unlike any other.
This year’s Oscar® winners will be announced at the 89th Academy Awards on February 26.
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