Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners: A Video Compilation by Nelson Carvajal
A video showing snippets of past visual effects winners dating back to 1977, when the very first visual effects Oscar was awarded to Star Wars.
Between 1972 and 1977, there was no specific award for visual effects. As such work was awarded within the umbrella award called Special Achievement Academy Award. In 1977, a specific award category for visual effects was reintroduced with the current name, "Best Visual Effects", although until 1995, visual effects could for some years continue to be given within the Special Achievement Academy Award instead. – Wikipedia