Just wanted to point out the discrepancy in the $$$ area in regards to VFX vs ANY other category this year. And, this is non-Avatar $$ year too! Pretty damn fascinating.
Pretty sure all the other Categories having some union or guild does not hurt them.
While everyone is fighting over who got snubbed and who will win best picture, one thing seems abundantly clear:
VFX is the heavyweight champion when it comes to making money for the film industry.
It’s also important to note that the Animated Feature category would have been higher were it not for the low grossing film The Illusionist getting a nod.
I find it remarkable that the highest paid groups: Writers, Directors and Actors, are all in the bottom half of the graph. While VFX and other technical and artistic craftspeople are in the top half.
Even though the VFX category dominates the film industry, I still hear stories of people in our industry not getting paid, not getting overtime, illegally misclassified, and not having health insurance.
I doubt any of this is true for any writers, directors, or actors. Afterall, it’s all about fairness and usually that depends on how you define it.
Is it fair that first class VFX artists are the last in line?