. Friend of apes. Maker of monsters. Seven
time Oscar winner. And that lucky number seven was for The Wolfman
, shared with fellow Efx maestro Dave Elsey
. Their on-stage speech was great, but the extended Thank You Cam was even better. Both Baker and Elsey thanked Jack Pierce
and Dick Smith
for inspiring them. Though there were grumblings online that the Academy clip showed the CG transformation rather then the make-up. It is always a treat to see our own getting the gold.
In the best original music category, Trent Reznor
won for The Social Network
. But who could forget his rivethead contributions to Class of 1999
, and Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
? And Danny Boyle
’s nominated 127 Hours didn’t win for Best Picture, but we will always love him “best” for his bloody crazies in the 28 Days series.
Rounding out the highlights in horror cred are nods to Jason X