Outstanding Collaborative Performance: The Fly (1986)

In this video essay, Press Play Video Blog presents David Cronenberg’s The Fly as an example of a film that demonstrates the need for a new Academy Award category— Outstanding Collaborative Performance, honoring the team of artists worked to create a vivid and memorable character, built upon performance but heavily assisted by CGI, immersive makeup, puppetry, and other behind-the-scenes special effects.


Special & Visual Effects


Body Horror


Sci-Fi Horror


David Cronenberg


The Fly