Best Special Effects- 1961

Actual Nominations: Guns Of Navarone. The Absent Minded Professor

Clearly a quiet year then for this category according to The Academy. We know that isn’t true though. My winner here is GOFN.

Guns Guns Guns

My Nominations: Guns Of Navarone. The Absent Minded Professor. Atlantis. The Day The Earth Caught Fire, Mothra. The Pit And The Pendulum.

My Winner: The Day The Earth Caught Fire

My pick goes to the superb The Day The Earth Caught Fire and Les Bowie. Due to the mix of matte paintings, crumbling effects, post nuke imagery and orange-o-vision, the film retains a unique vision.

The Day The Earth Caught Fire

Let me know your thoughts? Did I miss out on some effects extravaganza!?