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Best Visual Effects Oscar predictions: A vote for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ would honor the whole trilogy

Best Visual Effects Oscar predictions: A vote for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ would honor the whole trilogy
War for the Planet of the Apes” is nominated at the Oscars for Best Visual Effects, following nominations in the same category for 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Neither “Rise” nor “Dawn” won Visual Effects in their respective years, despite showcasing some of the most realistic effects in film today. “War” is Oscar voters’ final shot at rewarding the film franchise’s groundbreaking visual effects, but much like in previous years, it could be an uphill battle.

War” is the latest nomination in the “Planet of the Apes” film series for VFX supervisors Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett and Dan Lemmon, earning nominations for the first two films as well, with Joel Whist earning his first nom alongside them. Letteri is the director of the innovative VFX company Weta Digital, which has won six Oscars, for all three “Lord of the Rings” films,
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Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, and Hollywood’s ‘Rape Factory’

Imagine a punk-rock variation on feminist theorist Laura Mulvey, speeding through a patriarchal kingdom and howling truths to the people. That’s Rose McGowan, who’s been sandblasting her way through the promotional circuit this week to promote her memoir, “Brave,” and the E! series “Citizen Rose.” Once written off as a shrill loon, she’s developed a homegrown culture jamming, rejecting conventional etiquette in a quest to destabilize masculine conventions.

“I use language to pierce the brain,” she said. “If I spoke like everybody else spoke, it would just dull everything. I might just know what I’m talking about.”

McGowan comes to her current role after a lifetime of experience. She spent the first stage of her acting career contending with performances that restricted her potential and simmered with silent rage against the misogynistic industry that put her on the map. She survived childhood in the Child of God cult,
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Best Visual Effects predictions: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ will win damn dirty Oscar for third ‘Apes’ reboot

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Best Visual Effects predictions: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ will win damn dirty Oscar for third ‘Apes’ reboot
After failing to win the Best Visual Effects Oscar for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011) and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014), it looks like the third time will be the charm for 20th Century Fox’s “Apes” reboot. According to Gold Derby’s official Oscar predictions, “War for the Planet of the Apes” is in the lead with 8/11 odds to win that damn dirty Oscar on March 4. It faces off against “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Kong: Skull Island” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at the 2018 Oscars.

As awards watchers know, “Hugo” surprised by beating “Rise” in the visual effects race back in 2011, while “Dawn” lost to “Interstellar” in 2014. Director Matt Reeves‘ “War,” which chronicles the battle for Earth between the apes and the humans, is the third reboot of the original “Planet of the Apes” series of films from the 1960s and 1970s.
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