Joseph Dwarf wrote:I'd probably say Visual effects nine years ago, but times have moved on in this short space of time haven't they (extremely good then)
I tend to judge special effects in light of the time period they were done in. A lot of Star Wars looks fake thirty years down the line (though not as much as one might expect), but it was an immensely impressive and groundbreaking film for when it was made. Likewise The Lord of the Rings is not quite
as impressive now but it was simply amazing for a film made around the turn of the millennium. I think the SFX have held up well though, and films with better SFX are only just starting to appear, and are a tiny minority of movies.
So in answer to your original question, Visual Effects.
But Best Picture for ROTK is a close second.
Btw how is everyone, haven't posted for a while because of examinations, hope you are all keeping well.
I've been doing well, thanks.
My exams finished a few weeks ago and I've been enjoying the summer. I hope yours went well.