Oscar Movies: Ex-Machina (2014)–2 Nominations; 1 Oscar

Made on a budget of $15 million, Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina grossed $36 million worldwide, and received largely positive reviews, with praise for its leading performances (particularly Vikander’s), the screenplay, the visual effects, and the editing.

The National Board of Review included it as one of the ten best independent films of the year.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Best Visual Effects

Best Original Screenplay

Oscar Awards: 1

Best Visual Effects

The 88th Academy awarded the film with the Best Visual Effects Oscar, for artists Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington and Sara Bennett, becoming distribution company A24’s first film to win an Oscar.

Alex Garland was also nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, but did not win.

Vikander’s performance earned her Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Empire Award and Saturn Award nominations, plus several film critic award wins, for Best Supporting Actress.

The film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, and the Hugo Award in the category Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form.