VES AWARDS 2013 Winners

The Visual Effects Society Awards are the Oscars for vfx companies like Industrial Light & Magic, Weta and more. Big winners at the event included Brave, Life of Pi, Game of Thrones and The Avengers. Read on for the full list of nominees and winners.

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By Mark Julian - 2/6/2013



Winners listed in bold.
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 Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Volar Morghulis
Once Upon A Time: The Stranger
Falling Skies: Worlds Apart
Curiosity: Battlefield Cell
Munsters: Mockingbird Lane

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Boardwalk Empire: Episode 308
Men Who Built America: Episode 2
Hell On Wheels: Blood Moon
Hawaii Five-O: La O Na Makuahine

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4
Dirt Showdown
Forza Horizon
Dishonored

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Pepsi: Crowd Surfing
Nike: Biomorph
Lady Gaga: Fame
Norfolk Southern: City of Possibilities
Call of Duty: Surprise

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
SeaWorld: Turtle Trek 3D/ 360
Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
The Ball Unleashed

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

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Ted: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Sinbad: Episode 1
Hallmark: Motherbird
Game of Thrones: Training the Dragons

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 Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Sinbad
Game of Thrones: Pyke
Call of Duty: Eclipse - Surprise
5 Gum RPM: Choose Your Energy

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 Virtual Cinematography in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Toyota: Real Deal
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
Call of Duty: Eclipse - Surprise
ZombiU

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
Battleship
Life of Pi: Ocean

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 Commercial or Broadcast Program
Nike: Biomorph
Last Resort: Captain
Guinness: Cloud
Nissan Altima: Wouldn't it be Cool

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

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Last Resort: Captain
Game of Thrones: White Walker Army
Hell On Wheels: Blood Moon

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
Chevy 2012 Silverado
Norfolk Southern: City of Possibilities
Call of Duty: Eclipse - Surprise
Nike: Game On, World

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Voile Noir
Globosome
Rollin' Safari
Natalis

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,500 members in 29 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.Since 2002, the VES Awards honors film, television, commercials, music videos and video games. The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them.


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SageMode - 2/6/2013, 12:51 AM
Very good
thalidomide - 2/6/2013, 1:07 AM
Awesome! Well deserved for Life of Pi
robvillain - 2/6/2013, 1:09 AM
cool. all very good. was impressed by many of these movies/shows/games.
Maxi91291 - 2/6/2013, 1:37 AM
Gongrats to all people who make VFX .... our favorite movies would be impossible without you. When I see BTS videos or Making of videos I am always astonished how the vidual effects people work and how much detail they put into their work.
EarOne - 2/6/2013, 2:14 AM
avengers 2 would have THE perfect and more deserving special f/x..count on it.
marvel72 - 2/6/2013, 5:07 AM
:( no love for cgi hulk at least it got one for the helicarrier.

i'm glad life of pi won though.
Ric - 2/6/2013, 5:57 AM
damn Life of Pi will own the Oscars in the technical categories
Shamo - 2/6/2013, 7:59 AM
2 for Avengers, 2 for GOT. dope.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 2/6/2013, 10:22 AM
Hulk should have won the character award
Godzillafart - 2/6/2013, 12:25 PM
Lot of great work this year. Hard to argue with the winners.

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