THE HOBBIT And THE AVENGERS Earn Nominations From The Visual Effects Society

THE HOBBIT And THE AVENGERS Earn Nominations From The Visual Effects Society

The nominations for the 11th annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life Of Pi and Marvel's The Avengers have gained the most nominations. Hit the jump to see the categories that they were nominated in.

Los Angeles – The Visual Effects Society (VES) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 11th Annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees were selected Saturday, January 5 by VES members at SPY/ a FotoKem Company in the Bay Area and at FotoKem in Burbank in California; and at Blue Sky Studios in New York, Weta Digital in New Zealand, Fuel VFX in Sydney, Molinare in the UK and Image Engine in Vancouver.

Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society, comments, “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. We congratulate all of our nominees on their amazing accomplishments in – and contributions to – the worlds of film, animation, television, special venue and games.”

As previously announced, acclaimed director Ang Lee will be honored with the VES Visionary Award. Richard Edlund ASC, VES will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 11th Annual VES Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
The Avengers

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 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 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 a Live Action Feature Motion Picture:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi: Storm of God
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

Click HERE to check out the full list of nominations for the awards.

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GodzillaKart - 1/7/2013, 8:35 AM
I really enjoyed the Hobbit, but I did think the CGI was sub-par. It was pretty, but was clearly fake looking CGI.
shadearts - 1/7/2013, 8:41 AM
Would be nice if Avengers at least got one but we know how this I s going to turn out
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/7/2013, 8:42 AM
Avengers FTW!!!!
Rhysno1 - 1/7/2013, 8:44 AM
I think Avengers has earned a few of these awards. The effects were brilliant
Maximus101 - 1/7/2013, 8:44 AM
Avengers should definitely win in this category.
SageMode - 1/7/2013, 8:47 AM
The Hulk getting 2 nods for AVENGERS. Nice Nice. Hope they use the same FX team if they decide to an INCREDIBLE HULK sequel.
shamo - 1/7/2013, 8:54 AM
fucc yea
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 8:55 AM
Suh-weeeet! I can definitely agree with the nominations for The Avengers (especially with what they've done with Hulk), but I wish I could say the same for The Hobbit. Mainly because I haven't seen it yet ([frick]ing bummer, really). Still, I have no doubts that it's an an amazing movie, overall. I'm hoping that the "Hulk Punch" wins the Outstanding Composite in a Feature Motion Picture category, 'cause that was one of Hulk define moments in the film. :)
marvel72 - 1/7/2013, 8:56 AM
i would love to see either the avengers or the hobbit win awards for their cgi effects.

especially the avengers for the hulk,thst was the first time the hulk was portrayed correctly in a live action movie or tv show.

it looked like he came straight out of a comic book.
TheMadman - 1/7/2013, 8:57 AM
I agree with Godzilla fart.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 8:57 AM
@Sage - I hope so as well, dude. They deserve a standing ovation for their hard work, skills, and efforts for bringing the perfect Hulk onscreen. Here's to a TIH sequel in the near future!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 9:01 AM
I think my favorite, defining Hulk moment in The Avengers has to be between either him smiling at Cap when he mentions the word "smash," his famous "Hulk Punch," or him beating the living [email protected] outta Loki and says "Puny god." So hard to choose 'cause they were so entertaining to watch. :)
TheMadman - 1/7/2013, 9:02 AM
@TheAmazingSpidey63: Let's hope that that news that Ruffalo hinted about with Whedon has moments that are just as good as, if not better than, that. ;) BRING ON TIH 2!
Jolt17 - 1/7/2013, 9:03 AM
All of the are well-deserved. And seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in HFR 3D, I really want the movie to win all of the awards...well, yeah. Although Life of Pi's "Ocean," "Storm of God," and let's not forget Richard Parker deserve them, too. And The Avengers? This is really tough to decide, as the nominations are all great. The Hulk and Manhattan for this one, I think. I don't know. I really can't decide - 2012 was really stunning. But those three movies are my contenders, and I'll be happy if either wins.
Fogs - 1/7/2013, 9:04 AM
I need to re-watch the Hobbit. As a Tolkien fanatic I feel kinda guilty of not liking it that much. It was average, I'm sad to say.
Fogs - 1/7/2013, 9:04 AM
About the topic, that was a solid list. I agree with @Jolt17.
Jolt17 - 1/7/2013, 9:05 AM
Oh, and seeing The Dark Knight Rises' Behind-The-Scenes video for the airplane heist, I actually think it also deserves it. Man, I really can't tell.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 9:11 AM
@MrHulkSmahin - LoL, true, dude. Again, here's to TIH 2 and Hulk himself. ;)
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/7/2013, 9:13 AM
I need to re-watch the Hobbit. As a Tolkien fanatic I feel kinda guilty of not liking it that much. It was average, I'm sad to say.


Exactly how i felt after seeing it.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 9:21 AM
@Fogs, @monkeyballs, and @ToTheManInTheColdSweat - Was it that decent? I mean, I'm planning on going to it, and want to make sure it's worth my money (which I do hope it is). So far from trailers and clips from the film, it looks promising and very entertaining.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/7/2013, 9:31 AM

It is good movie, but i grew up on tolkein and read The Hobbit back to back over and over again as a child. IMHO, i think Jackson failed by stretching out a 300 page story into a trilogy. So many unnecessary scenes and a dragged out story BUT it is a good movie nonetheless. Seen it 3 times, I'll give it a "B" and that's being very generous.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 10:08 AM
@ToTheManInTheColdSweat and @monkeyballs3 - Thanks for that, fellas. I, too, grew up on Tolkien's story and the film, so I was uber excited for The Hobbit coming out. I thought that them making a trilogy of The Hobbit would be great 'cause then they would go into more of the story and characters. But, ehhh, now I'm not so sure. With the pacing/dragging, unnecessary scenes problems you guys addressed, I'm starting to think twice about their decision of a Hobbit trilogy. I don't know. But I'll still go and see it. :)
rockerdude22 - 1/7/2013, 10:09 AM
The Hulk looked amazing in The Avengers! It would be cool if the film got some awards for that!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 10:11 AM
@Nomis -

Jeezus, dude....Trying to scare the living sh!t outta us with that? XD
Equivocal - 1/7/2013, 10:26 AM
for much that I liked The Hobbit, I think The Avengers deserve to WIN this category !

TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/7/2013, 10:31 AM

marvel72 - 1/7/2013, 11:25 AM
i thought the hobbit was very good not as good as the original lord of the rings trilogy but a bloody good start to the hobbit trilogy.
Durf - 1/7/2013, 11:55 AM
I think Avengers has definitely earned these awards. Especially for the Hulk. He just looked fantastic
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/7/2013, 12:41 PM
Gollum and Hulk were the only impressive CGi in those films.
superotherside - 1/7/2013, 12:46 PM
Boom Avengers should win all of em.
pro346 - 1/7/2013, 2:27 PM
Battleship had the best effects ....could you tell the difference between a CGI ship and a real ship?
PeterParkerofGotham62 - 1/7/2013, 3:20 PM
I think that all the catagories related to Hulk deserve the award, I mean the Hulk was the character that stood out too me out of the others (Cap comes a close second)
mgeoff88 - 1/7/2013, 10:14 PM
The Avengers' nominations are well earned.
batfan175 - 1/7/2013, 11:31 PM
hurray for the hobbit. The Avengers...meh could've had worse nominations.
hench - 1/7/2013, 11:41 PM
Life of Pi for most, Hulk (for animated character) is the only one I would give too the Avengers.

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