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Wednesday
Feb062013

Pi Dominates the VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society awards held their 11th annual awards ceremony last night and Life of Pi dominated the proceedings with four awards, including the top prize for Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Film and Best Animated Character in a Live Action Film (Richard Parker). Ang Lee's film is a real visual treat and I fully expect it to repeat the feat at the Academy Awards later this month. For the past four years, the winner of the best visual effects category has been a best picture nominee and there's little reason to assume that streak will end this year.

Meanwhile, The Impossible won the Best Supporting Visual Effects category, though it was left off Academy's lineup in favour of four CGI-heavy titles. In the animated races, Brave managed to win both Outstanding Animation and Character Animation (Merida) in addition to two other prizes. No other animated film managed to snatch anything away from Brave, but The Avengers and The Hobbit rounded out the winners on the live action side of things. 

Full list of winners after the jump...

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
The Impossible

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave

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 Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Marvel's 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 Models in a Feature Motion Picture
Marvel's The Avengers: Helicarrier

Outstanding FX Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave

Outstanding FX Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God

Visionary Award
Ang Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Edlund

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Reader Comments (1)

yuck. so glad Nathaniel and I see eye-to-eye on PI's flaws, of which there many. the visual effects are good but hardly on par with the fx work of its competitors.

February 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyanSt

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