Moviegoers in the new Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards gave top honors to Interstellar.
Interstellar also won in the separate Best Blockbuster Story category and the Best Blockbuster Production and Visual Effects category. Congratulations to all those who contributed, particularly producer, director and writer Christopher Nolan.
The movie also earned the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects tonight, beating a field of some of the biggest movies of 2014. In an Oscar year dominated by smaller films, all five nominees were among the 16 highest-grossing pics of the year domestically — a fact that further cements the importance of VFX in today’s movie landscape.
Guardians of the Galaxy edged out the blockbuster competition in the separate category of Best Blockbuster Characters/Acting. Congratulations to writers James Gunn and Nicole Perlman who created such rich characters, and to the talented cast of actors who brought these rich characters to life, led by Chris Pratt.
The competition was stiff and included the top 10 blockbusters as measured by worldwide box office as of December 31st, 2014. Each of the competitors had achieved at least $628 million worldwide by that date and included Interstellar, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Film insiders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences give also gave Best Picture honors to Birdman.