Watch the highlights from every visual effects Oscar winner

Who ever said the actors and directors should take all the glory?

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Debate might be raging over the fairness of the VFX category at the Oscars but most film fans will agree that visual effects can transform an average movie into a stunning one that leaves you on the edge of your seat, popcorn flying everywhere.

The award was first given out, under the title ‘engineering effects’ back in 1927 and has continued up until the present day under a variety of guises.

Looking up each and every winner from the past nine decades could take a while but luckily, the Burger Fiction gang have put together a great YouTube video highlighting the special effects from every triumphant film.

Starting with Wings in 1927, picking up again with Spawn of the North in 1938 and covering the likes of The Ten Commandments, Mary Poppins, King Kong, Star Wars, Babe, Total Recall, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Life of Pi, Gravity and most recent winner, Interstellar, the video proves that it is not only the actors who should be revered in Hollywood.

Anyone left confused over the changing title of the Oscar can take a look at Burger Fiction’s explanation:

“For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award ‘for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects’. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn't until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973.”

This year’s Oscars take place on Sunday 28 February at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Leonardo DiCaprio is widely expected to win his first golden man for his performance in The Revenant, with Spotlight tipped to take Best Picture.