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Tenet Wins Oscar For Best Visual Effects, The Third VFX Win For A Christopher Nolan Movie

Tenet took home the Best Visual Effects award at the Oscars on Sunday.


Christopher Nolan's mind- and time-bending action thriller Tenet took home the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects as the Oscars on Sunday evening.

It went up against Love and Monsters, The One and Only Ivan, The Midnight Sky, and Mulan in the category. It's the third film from Nolan to win for Visual Effects, following Interstellar and Inception. Nolan himself has earned five Academy Award nominations over the years, but he has yet to win one.

The visual effects team from DNEG appeared on stage to accept the award. "It all goes back to our director, Christopher Nolan. He leads us all, and gives us amazing opportunities to do amazing things," supervisor Scott Fisher said in the acceptance speech.

In other news about Tenet, the movie comes to HBO Max in May. The film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, and Elizabeth Debicki.

The big winner of the night was Nomadland, which won Best Picture and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. The movie also won Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Zhao's next movie is the MCU film Eternals, which is set to debut later this year.

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