Oscars 2016 – Best Visual Effects

Visual effects are used in films to produce imagery not possible while producing the shot. CGI (computer generated imagery) receives most awards in this category at present. Films that create new techniques are normally set to win the award, however this year there wasn’t anything groundbreaking like that.

Oscars 2016 – Best Sound Mixing

This year we have two war movies, 13 Hours and Hacksaw Ridge, a new Star Wars movie Rogue One, a musical in La La Land, and an extraterrestrial first-contact film Arrival. A lot of people were predicting Doctor Strange to get some love here but instead Marvel missed out entirely. Instead, complete underdog 13 Hours got a nomination… and I honestly forgot that movie even existed until seeing it on this list.

Top 5: Favourite Movies of the Year

So this list is going to be a little all over the place. I’m not including many of the critically acclaimed movies in the running for awards, but instead focusing on just pure enjoyment. So check out my list below, and let me know what your favourites were on Twitter @reviewsbylauren!