“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” led the pack in nominations for live action feature film with five each for the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards.
“The Adventures of Tintin,” the comic book-inspired film from Steve Spielberg and Peter Jackson, led the animated film category with six nominations.
The Encino-based VES presents its awards to outstanding effects, compositing, miniatures, animation and matte paintings in feature films, television, commercials and video games on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The society has more than 1,800 members around the world.
Panels of society members chose the award nominees Jan. 7 after viewing submissions in Burbank, New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, New Zealand.
“The standard of the creative work that is being considered this year is unbelievably high across all categories,” said VES Chair Jeff Okun in a prepared statement. “The judges faced a huge challenge because all of the work was so far above the norm.”
“Harry Potter” and “Transformers” were among the five movies nominated in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. That category is the VES’s equivalent of the Best Visual Effects category at the Academy Awards.
“The Adventures of Tintin” received nominations in the Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, and three nominations in the Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture category.
“Puss In Boots” and “Rango” also received multiple nominations in animation categories.