BAFTA 2019 – Special Visual Effects

Best Feature

British Film

Best Director

Leading Actress

Leading Actor

Supp. Actor

Supp. Actress

Animated Feature

Original Scrn-play

Adapted Scrn-play

Foreign Lang.


Original Music

Costume Design

Make Up & Hair


Prod. Design

Best Sound











  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick
  • BLACK PANTHER Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins
  • FIRST MAN Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
  • READY PLAYER ONE Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk

Our Winner:

  • Black Panther – Bringing Wakanda to life in a whirlwind of CGI is probably much easier than say, recreating the 1969 moon landing, but every flash and bang is so perfectly in tune with the ultra hi tech hidden world that you feel like you really are in a war for the Earth.

The BAFTA Winner

  • Black Panther

MovieViews Reviews:

Avengers: Infinity War 2018 A plotless collection of fight sequences that trivialise some of Marvel's best loved characters into a pretty dull sketch show. Gordon 4
Avengers: Infinity War 2018 The dizzying array of heroes get meaningful screen time and the humour is restrained compared to recent Marvel outings, but the real positive is Thanos, a great villain with depth and purpose, rather than the throwaway baddies of most superhero movies. Mat 8
Black Panther 2018 Dispenses with almost all of the Marvel tropes to deliver a tight and focussed origin story in a beautifully realised world. At last we have a superhero film dialled back down to 10. Gordon 8
Black Panther 2018 One of the most unique Marvel films to date with more realism than most, tremendous visuals and some great characters, but it is let down a little by a rather mediocre villain and the occasionally heavy-handed socio-political undertones. Mat 7
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 The lead character has tipped over from quirky to annoying, the effects are gratuitous and not particularly interesting and the whole thing felt a bit pointless. I'm not sure the HPEU can be stretched to another 3 of these films. Gordon 5
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018 Redmayne is excellent again and there are plenty of crowd-pleasing moments, but the story is pretty depressing and the film is bogged down by having to introduce characters and set up story threads for the sequels that will follow. Mat 6
First Man 2018 A wonderful biopic that is clearly about the man and not the mission. Don't expect lots of glory shots of rockets or planets, just a man and his single minded ambition. Gordon 9
Ready Player One 2018 A rather childish interpretation of the nostalgia-soaked book appears to be aimed at people too young to get the references and comes off a little dumbed down. I'd have loved it 20 years ago however! Gordon 6
Ready Player One 2018 The story is even more simplistic than the book and the action sequences are mostly soulless, but despite that you can't help but smile at the onslaught of pop-culture references and thrilling world that Spielberg has brought to the screen. Mat 7

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