Oscars 2020: '1917' bags Best Visual Effects award, disappointed fans say 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved to win

'1917' won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy came on stage to accept the award


                            Oscars 2020: '1917' bags Best Visual Effects award, disappointed fans say 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved to win
Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron and Dominic Tuohy (Getty Images)

'1917' won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy came on stage to accept the award. Rebel Wilson and James Corden made funny appearances in 'Cats' costumes to present the award. 

Many viewers were surprised when the trophy went to the film and quite a few fans expressed their disapproval. Fans had been rooting for Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame'. "Okay, I noticed about 12 iffy transitions in 1917. It was pretty damn impressive but it does not deserve best visual effects," one fan said and another wrote, "I’ll be the one to say that I think Best Visual Effects should’ve gone to Avengers: Endgame but fine to 1917. #Oscars2020." Another fan said: "1917 robbed Avengers Endgame of Best Visual Effects hard #Oscars". 

More disappointed fans tried to reason saying: "I'm sorry but that's a good example of how comic-book movies and films of their ilk don't get the respect of the Academy. How Avengers Endgame or The Rise of Skywalker didn't win Best Visual Effects is beyond me. 1917 a worthy winner in a lot of categories, but not this #Oscars." 

All other nominees in the category include:
'Avengers Endgame' — Dan DeLeeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick
'The Irishman' — Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Nelson Sepulveda
'The Lion King' — Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' — Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy

Last year, the winner for the category was Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J. D. Schwalm for 'First Man', which was directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. 'The Lion King' is one of only three animated movies nominated for the award. The other two included 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' in 1993, and 'Kubo and the Two Strings' in 2016.

At 6.30 pm, the red carpet special began and it was hosted by Billy Porter, Tamron Hall, Lily Aldridge and film critic Elvis Mitchell.  Moreover, the red carpet started at 7.30 pm, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Like last year, Oscars decided to go hostless this time around as well. The ceremony is being held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 9, 2020 and you can catch all the live updates on ABC. 

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