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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Receives Two Oscar Nominations

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has followed up its impressive 2016 with 2 Academy Award nominations. The film, directed by Gareth Edwards, is the first standalone film in the Star Wars universe and was well received by critics and fans alike.

 

 

The movie has been nominated in the following categories:

 

Visual Effects:

It is now (almost) a given that a Star Wars film will be up for the Visual Effects award, with the exception of Revenge of the Sith, and it will most likely be battling it out with the favorite, The Jungle Book, to take home the award. The other nominees are; Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange and Kubo and the Two Strings

 

Sound Mixing:

This is another category that the Star Wars franchise is familiar with and it stands up against an impressive list; Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival, La La Land and 13 Hours.

 

 

History at the Academy Awards:

Although The Force Awakens was nominated for 5 awards last year, Rogue One’s nominations continues a long tradition at the awards ceremony. Below is a complete list of Star Wars’ Oscar Nominations over the years:

 

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977):

  • Best Art Direction – Set Decoration (WON)
  • Best Costume Design (WON)
  • Best Sound (WON)
  • Best Film Editing (WON)
  • Best Effects – Visual Effects (WON)
  • Best Original Score (WON)
  • Special Achievement in Sound Effects (WON)
  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor – Alec Guinness
  • Best Director – George Lucas
  • Best Original Screenplay – George Lucas

 

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980):

  • Best Sound (WON)
  • Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects (WON)
  • Best Art Direction – Set Direction
  • Best Original Score

 

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983):

  • Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects (WON)
  • Best Art Direction – Set Decoration
  • Best Sound
  • Best Effects – Sound Effects Editing
  • Best Original Score

 

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999):

  • Best Sound
  • Best Effects – Sound Effects Editing
  • Best Effects – Visual Effects

 

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002):

  • Best Visual Effects

 

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005):

  • Best Achievement in Makeup

 

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015):

  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects

 

Sam Thomas (@samthomas_12 on Twitter)