Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Award Season: VFX Nominations

The Visual Effects Society doles out its award candidates.

“Gravity” led all films in nominations for the 12th annual VES Awards, according to a Tuesday morning announcement by the Visual Effects Society that should surprise no one.

Alfonso Cuaron’s groundbreaking space thriller picked up eight nominations for its visual effects in eight live-action feature-film categories. “Pacific Rim” received six, while “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Iron Man 3” received five each.

“Frozen,” “The Croods” and “Epic” led all animated features with four nominations each, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” topped the TV nominations with four. ...

VES members in eight cities voted for Ryan, the “Gravity” character played by Sandra Bullock (apparently with the help of four VFX artists) [as the Outstanding Animated Character in a Live-Action Film.]

The above is why I keep referring to Gravity as an animated feature. Sure, you've got a smidge of Clooney and Bullock in it, but what the picture mostly is, is an animated movie.


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