Thursday, February 13, 2014

VES winners

I completely forgot that the Visual Effects Society awards were being handed out last night, but can you blame me? This Oscar category is so locked down that it's hard to drum up much interest in it. Yes, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity was the big winner of the night, claiming prizes in all but one of the individual categories in which it was nominated for a total of six. The one film that was able to defeat it: The Hobbit for Best Animated Character. Hard to dispute that one, and honestly, I wish there was a little more of that wealth spreading going on. Gravity may have the Academy Award sewn up but there were lots of other brilliant fx jobs this year that deserved recognition.
The sweep effect also factored into the Feature Animation races as Frozen won all four of those categories. That isn't so uncommon. For four consecutive years now it's been one toon winning all of the prizes for effects in animated films (How to Train Your Dragon, Rango, Brave, and now Frozen), which is really a shame, as it can't help but reflect a certain laziness in membership voting.

Check out the full list of motion picture winners below.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity"

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
"The Lone Ranger"

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
"Frozen"

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - Smaug

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
"Frozen" - Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity" - Exterior

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
"Frozen" - Elsa’s Ice Palace

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity"

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity" - ISS Exterior

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity" - Parachute and ISS Destruction

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
"Frozen" - Elsa’s Blizzard

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity"

1 comment:

  1. Oh Wow! Gravity won. I cannot believe this, how shocking!

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