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VFX Nominations Just Announced for VES Awards

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The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced its nominations for outstanding VFX work today. VES is an international organization that recognizes excellence in VFX contributions within a broad range of industries. The awards cover everything from major feature films and games to student produced projects that incorporate VFX. Below are a list of the major feature and animated films that were nominated along with the video games category. You can get the full list, along with the names of the actual artists nominated, at NES' website. The awards ceremony will be held February 4th. The nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards are as follows:

Live Action Features

Visual Effects Supporting VFX
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Divergent
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Unbroken
Animated Character
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Caesar
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Koba
  • Guardians of the Galaxy; Rocket
  • Maleficent; Thistlewit
Created Environment
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Triskelion Headquarters
  • Interstellar; Tesseract
  • Lucy; Times Square
  • Noah; Antediluvian Earth
Virtual Cinematography
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow; Beach and Paris Attacks
  • Interstellar; Tesseract
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past; Kitchen Scene
Effects Simulations
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Helicarrier Broadside and Crash
  • Edge of Tomorrow; Destruction and Sand
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past; Quicksilver Pentagon Kitchen
Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature 
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow; Beach
  • Interstellar; Water
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Animated Features

Animation

Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

  • Big Hero 6; Baymax
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2; Hiccup
  • Rio 2; Gabi
  • The Boxtrolls; Archibald Snatcher

Created Environment

Effects Simulations

  • Big Hero 6
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2; The Battle
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Lego Movie

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