With the Oscars set to be announced on Sunday, we’re still wondering who will take home the big prize on the night, but keeping an eye on the Best Picture race means we’re sometimes not looking at the proud traditions of the other categories. Thankfully, the good folks at Burger Fiction have reminded us of the prestige in the Best Visual Effects category, and put together a supercut with every single winner. While some winners are less memorable than others (sorry, 1945’s Wonder Man), it’s fascinating to see not only the development of effects technology, but also the major influences, in terms of both genres and filmmakers, behind these award-winning films.
Check out the video below. As a quick reminder, this year’s nominees are Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m betting on Mad Max.