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The Hobbit Tops the Visual Effects Awards Nominee List

By January 7, 2013

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The HobbitPeter Jackson's return to the land of hobbits, elves, and dwarfs with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey wound up impressing the Visual Effects Society to the tune of seven nominations. The Annual VES Awards are dedicated to recognizing "outstanding visual effects artistry" with the VES Chair Jeffrey A. Okun explaining the purpose of the awards. "Visual effects have helped define the experience of going to the cinema. Every year, visual effects artists put their technical skill, ingenuity and passion to work in the creation of images that astound and move us," stated Okun. "We congratulate all of our nominees on their amazing accomplishments in - and contributions to - the worlds of film, animation, television, special venue and games."

Winners will be announced on February 5, 2013.

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Prometheus
Life of Pi
The Avengers
Battleship

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Rust and Bone
The Impossible
Argo
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Brave
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph
Hotel Transylvania

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: Goblin King
The Hobbit: Gollum
The Avengers: The Hulk
Life of Pi: Richard Parker

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Brave: Argument
Hotel Transylvania: Dracula
Wreck-It Ralph: Vanellope
The Pirates: Band of Misfits

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: Goblin Caverns
Prometheus: LV-233
The Avengers: Midtown Manhattan
Life of Pi: Open Ocean

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Brave: The Forest
ParaNorman: Graveyard
ParaNorman: Main Street
Rise of the Guardians: The North Pole

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers: Downtown Manhattan
Total Recall: Hover Car Chase
The Amazing Spider-Man

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

The Avengers: Helicarrier
The Impossible: Orchid Hotel
Men in Black 3: Cape Canaveral / Apollo Launch
The Dark Knight Rises: Airplane Heist

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Brave
ParaNorman: Practical Volumetrics
ParaNorman: Angry Aggie Ink-Blot Electricity
Rise of the Guardians: Last Stand

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi: Storm of God
Battleship
Life of Pi: Ocean

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi: Storm of God
The Avengers: Hulk Punch
Prometheus: Engineers & the Orrery

(Photo © Warner Bros Pictures)

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