Critics' Choice Awards 2020: 'Avengers: Endgame' bags Best Visual Effects beating 'The Lion King' and '1917'
Other nominations in the category included 'The Aeronauts', '1917', 'Ford v Ferrari', 'Ad Astra', 'The Lion King' and 'The Irishman'
'Avengers: Endgame' bagged its second award at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The MCU blockbuster won Best Action Movie earlier and now, it can add Best Visual Effects to the trophy cabinet.
Other nominations in the category included 'The Aeronauts', '1917', 'Ford v Ferrari', 'Ad Astra', 'The Lion King' and 'The Irishman'.
In an interview with Comicbook last fall, the film's VFX supervisor, Dan DeLuuw, had shed some insight behind the mind-boggling graphics. "We'd actually done a test before both movies had started," he recalled.
"They were working on 'Thor: Ragnarok' with Mark [Ruffalo] down in Australia and we wanted some motion capture footage of him. So on their motion capture day, the Russo's got on the phone with Mark and Taika [Waititi] and they said, well this is kind of what we're looking for."
"It's basically Banner in an over-size Hulk body and so they just kind of riffed on this crazy idea and Mark was just kind of ad-libbing, trying to type on a computer keyboard and he can't because his fingers are too big and so he gets angry and kicks over a table and knocks it over."
'Avengers: Endgame' was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
The film received praise for its direction, acting, musical score, action sequences, visual effects, and emotional weight. 'Avengers: Endgame' is available for streaming on Disney+.