From Iceland — Everest Visual Effects Team May Get Oscar Nomination

Everest Visual Effects Team May Get Oscar Nomination

Published December 8, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Still from the movie Everest

The Icelandic-led team behind Baltasar Kormákur’s latest film might be nominated for an Academy Award.

RÚV reports Baltasar’s latest film has been shortlisted for the Oscar for its visual effects. The film will be competing with the visual effects teams behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, amongst others.

RVX, the lead visual effects company for Everest, is led by Daði Einarsson, himself certainly no slouch when it comes to special effects work, and drew critical acclaim for his work on the movie Gravity. Over half of the 900 of the visual effects shots were filmed in Iceland, and all of them were supervised by Daði and RVX.

Daði and the rest of us will nonetheless have to wait until January for the actual nominees to be chosen, “but it’s wonderful to be a part of this group,” he said. This marks the first time Daði has made it this far into the nomination process.

Below, you can see the trailer for Everest, if you have not seen the movie already.

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