Personally, I feel like Gravity doesn't belong here despite being BEAUTIFUL because 90% of everything we see is created on a green screen. For me, that is visual effects and it shouldn't compete here, no matter how much lighting was used to shoot that said green screen. But I understand the nomination, it's just something I wouldn't do.1) The Grandmaster2) Captain Phillips3) 12 Years a SlaveN/S) NebraskaUnranked) Gravity
I understand the thinking about Gravity, but clearly the Academy doesn't mind. I mean, they also gave this award to Avatar and Hugo, films that both contain crazy amounts of CGI. Which I believe the argument is valid, you can't deny the amount of tech needed to even pull Gravity off. The rigs they invented for the one-take shots, the constant movement. Effects or not, the camera work is insane.