LIFE OF PI, BRAVE, and GAME OF THRONES Win 4 Awards Each at Visual Effects Society Awards

     February 6, 2013

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If we’re going to look at the Hollywood guilds/societies as a predictor for what will win at the Oscars, then Life of Pi will be the film to beat.  Ang Lee‘s drama won four categories at last night’s Visual Effects Society Awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture; Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture; Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture; and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture.  Brave also picked up four awards, but that doesn’t seem to be as much of a factor, and the Best Animated Film category is still very much in question with Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph as contenders.  As for television, Game of Thrones was the unsurprising winner as the show also netted four awards.

Hit the jump for a full list of winners, and for Steve’s interviews at VES, click on the respective links for Ang Lee and cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Rises).

Thanks to Awards Daily for condensing the press release to cleanly list the winners:

life of pi posterOutstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

  • Life of Pi

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

  • Brave

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

  • The Impossible

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • Life of Pi: Richard Parker

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

  • Brave: Merida

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

  • Life of Pi: Storm of God

 

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • The Avengers: Midtown Manhattan

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

  • Brave: The Forest

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

  • Life of Pi: Storm of God

avengers-helicarrierOutstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

  • The Avengers: Helicarrier

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

  • Brave

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

  • Game of Thrones: Volar Morghulis

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

  • Boardwalk Empire: Episode 308

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

  • Nike: Biomorph

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

game-of-thrones-season-2-posterOutstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

  • Game of Thrones: Training the Dragons

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

  • Game of Thrones: Pyke

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

  • ZombiU

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

  • Guinness: Cloud

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program

  • Game of Thrones, Episode 210: White Walker Army

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial

  • Chevy 2012 Silverado

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

  • Natalis
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