Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1
Special effects and visual effects are two different things.
Special effects are things like the semi-flip in TDK, done practically and shot on set.
Visual effects are things done on a computer during post-production.
Nolan and his crew are absolute masters of using mostly special effects and mixing them with a few visual effects (look at the opening plane sequence) so I think they more than deserve a nomination.