No go, Solo: VFX Oscar goes home with First Man

Solo: A Star Wars Story became the latest Star Wars film to strike out at the Oscars. It was only up for one award: Best Visual Effects, which went to First Man.

Adam Driver and Richard E. Grant, both up for Supporting Actor for BlacKkKlansman and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, respectivly, lost to Mahershala Ali. Grant, who did win at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, will make his Star Wars debut in Episode IX.

One (upcoming) Star Wars connection get gold: The Mandalorian composer Ludwig Göransson won for his Black Panther score.

We did see several other Star Wars alumni, including Diego Luna, who co-presented a segment about Best Picture nominee Roma, and Laura Dern, who talked about the Academy’s upcoming mueseum.

No Star Wars film has received an Oscar since 1984, when Return of the Jedi was awarded a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects. The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens were both up for four Oscars each; Rouge One lost on two.

5 Replies to “No go, Solo: VFX Oscar goes home with First Man”

  1. Trisha should have won for Best Costumes….but she was never even nominated. Think about what went into her work: all 3 prequel films, Padmé Amidala’s wardrobe in all 3 but especially in AotC, plus Trisha designed the animated wear for those characters too. I think First Man deserved the win but earlier Star Wars films paved the way for so many of VFX and they used those inventions in those films so……

    1. Nothing personal: We just get so few comments these days and the fandom as a whole has gone so nutso that I have it set up so everything has to be approved.

      It’s not ideal, and we’re not as high profile as we once were, but better safe than sorry.

  2. No worries, Dunc. Glad this place is here. I have quivered one iota. I do love the prequels so much. Will never find anything to replace Star Wars and George Lucas and I don’t want to even try. So celebrations (pun) are in order for all cites that continue to give us an outlet. And I thank you.

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