12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards: GRAVITY, FROZEN, and GAME OF THRONES Win Big

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The winners are in for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society awards!  In no surprise, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity wins big, taking home six awards.  Disney’s animated feature Frozen proves to be too much for the competition, winning four categories.  On the television front, HBO’s Game of Thrones lands three awards, as does PETA for its commercial work.  Other winners include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Lone Ranger, and Banshee.  Hit the jump to take a look at all the winners.


gravity-poster-sandra-bullockHere’s the full list of winners at the 12th Annual VES Awards:

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards

Gravity is the Big Winner with Six Awards; Frozen Dominates As Winning Animated Film

Game of Thrones and PETA Score Big in the Broadcast and Commercial Categories 

Surprise Presenter Sandra Bullock Joins Pharrell Williams, Johnny Knoxville, Patton Oswalt and Overflow Crowd of VFX Artists, Innovators and Industry VIPs

Los Angeles (February 12, 2014) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.  Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories.  The teams from GravityFrozenGame of Thrones and PETA led the wins in their respective categories, with Gravity taking home six awards, Frozen with four awards, and Games of Thrones and PETA each winning three.

Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock made a crowd-pleasing previously unannounced presentation to her Gravity director, Academy Award nominee Alfonso Cuarón, recipient of the VES Visionary Award.  Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer John Dykstra was presented with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award by previous VES Méliès Award winner Doug Trumbull.  Awards presenters included Grammy Award winner/Academy Award nominee Pharrell Williams and actors Johnny Knoxville, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Ealy, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Richard Schiff and Alyssa Sutherland.

Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards are as follows:

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

Gravity

Tim Webber

Nikki Penny

Neil Corbould

Richard McBride

 

the-lone-ranger-poster-armie-hammerOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

The Lone Ranger

Tim Alexander

Gary Brozenich

Shari Hanson

Kevin Martel

 

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen

Chris Buck

Jennifer Lee

Peter Del Vecho

Lino Di Salvo

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris

Steve Kullback

Joe Bauer

Jörn Großhans

Sven Martin

 

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Banshee: Pilot

Armen Kevorkian

Mark Skowronski

Jeremy Jozwik

Ricardo Ramirez

 

call-of-duty-ghosts-coverOutstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Mark Rubin

Richard Kriegler

David Johnson

Alessandro Nardini

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

PETA: 98% Human

Angus Kneale

Vince Baertsoen

Colin Blaney

Kyle Cody

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Daren Ulmer

John Gross

Cedar Connor

Christian Bloch

 

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug

Eric Reynolds

David Clayton

Myriam Catrin

Guillaume Francois

 

frozen-posterOutstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen: Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

Alexander Alvarado

Joy Johnson

Chad Stubblefield

Wayne Unten

 

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

PETA: 98% Human

Vince Baertsoen

Alex Allain

Henning Koczy

 

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Gravity: Exterior

Paul Beilby

Kyle MCculloch

Stuart Penn

Ian Comley

 

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen: Elsa’s Ice Palace

Virgilio John Aquino

Alessandro Jacomini

Lance Summers

David Womersley

 

game-of-thrones-iron-throneOutstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

Game of Thrones: The Climb

Patrick Zentis

Mayur Patel

Nitin Singh

Tim Alexander

 

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Gravity

Tim Webber

Emmanuel Lubezki

Richard McBride

Dale Newton

 

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Commercial or Broadcast Program

The Crew

Dominique Boidin

Rémi Kozyra

Léon Bérelle

Maxime Luère

 

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

Gravity: ISS Exterior

Ben Lambert

Paul Beilby

Chris Lawrence

Andy Nicholson

 

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Gravity: Parachute and ISS Destruction

Alexis Wajsbrot

Sylvain Degrotte

Horacio Mendoza

Juan-Luis Sanchez

 

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen: Elsa’s Blizzard

Eric W. Araujo

Marc Bryant

Dong Joo Byun

Tim Molinder

 

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

PETA: 98% Human

Vince Baertsoen

Jimmy Gass

Dave Barosin

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

Gravity

Mark Bakowski

Anthony Smith

Theodor Groeneboom

Adrian Metzelaar

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program

Game of Thrones: The Climb

Kirk Brillon

Steve Gordon

Geoff Sayer

Winston Lee

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial

Call of Duty: Epic Night Out

Chris Knight

Daniel Thuresson

Nick Tayler

Dag Ivarsory

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Rugbybugs

Matthias Baeuerle

Carl Schroeter

Martin Lapp

Emanuel Fuchs

 

About the Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society is a professional honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. It is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended global community of visual effects practitioners, including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives.  VES’ almost 3,000 members in 32 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games and new media.   To learn more about the VES, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com.




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