James Cameron agreed to make a sequel to The Terminator, with no idea about what he was going to do. James Cameron and his team had less than two years to complete Terminator 2. The cost of the 42 computer-generated visual effects in the film exceeded the entire budget of the original Terminator. Terminator 2 is known for its groundbreaking visual effects, but there were a lot of practical effects, too. It was nominated for six Oscars and won four, for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects.