Seven experts disagree with the consensus and are predicting “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” as the winner. They are: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Dave Karger (Fandango), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood). That gives “Dawn” second-place odds of 12/5.
Our majority disagree with the Visual Effects Society Awards, where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” won three, including their top prize, Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Film. “Interstellar” only won for Created Environment.
The two groups differed one other time: in 2004, when the VES chose “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and the academy picked “Spider-Man 2.”
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