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Apes scamper for VES gongs

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes swings ahead of the pack as the nominations are announced for the Visual Effects Society’s 2015 VES Awards.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: lining up awards nominations.

Apes took six nominations, followed by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar, each with four. Neil Cross’ Crossbones also picks up a nod in the category for Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program.

The awards will be presented in Los Angeles on 5 February. As announced earlier, the Visionary Award will be presented to director-producer-writer J.J. Abrams (Person of Interest, Almost Human, Lost). Lifetime Achievement Award Ridley Scott will be presented with his award separately due to scheduling conflicts.

The nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards are:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Ryan Stafford, Matt Kutcher, Dan Lemmon, Hannah Blanchini
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Maleficent
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Joe Letteri, David Conley, Eric Saindon, Kevin Sherwood, Steve Ingram
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Divergent
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Unbroken

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Rio 2
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program
Constantine; A Feast of Friends
Game of Thrones; The Children
Hemlock Grove
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program
American Horror Story; Freak Show; Edward Mordrake, Part 2
Black Sails, Episode 1
Crossbones
Penny Dreadful; Séance
Ripper Street; Whitechapel Terminus

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Alien: Isolation
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
inFAMOUS: Second Son

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare; Discover Your Power
Destiny; Become Legend
ESA; Ambition
General Electric; Childlike Imagination
SSE; Maya

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Hubei in the Air
Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
Star Journey
The Hogwarts Express
The Lost Temple

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Caesar
Paul Story, Eteuati Tema, Andrea Merlo, Emiliano Padovani
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Koba
Daniel Barrett, Alessandro Bonora, Mark Edward Allen, Masaya Suzuki
Guardians of the Galaxy; Rocket
Maleficent; Thistlewit

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Big Hero 6; Baymax
How to Train Your Dragon 2; Hiccup
Rio 2; Gabi
The Boxtrolls; Archibald Snatcher

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game
Freesat Freetime; Sheldon
Game of Thrones; Drogon
John Lewis; Monty the Penguin
SSE; Maya

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Triskelion Headquarters
Interstellar; Tesseract
Lucy; Times Square
Noah; Antediluvian Earth

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Big Hero 6; Into the Portal
How to Train Your Dragon 2; Oasis
The Book of Life; Magical Land of the Remembered
The Boxtrolls; Boxtroll Cavern

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game
Coca-Cola; Snowy Forest
Game of Thrones; Braavos Establisher
Penny Dreadful; Séance
War Thunder; Battlefield

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Keith Miller, Jonathan Paquin, Alessandro Saponi, David Houghton Williams
Edge of Tomorrow; Beach and Paris Attacks
Interstellar; Tesseract
X-Men: Days of Future Past; Kitchen Scene

Outstanding Models in any Motion Media Project
Big Hero 6; City of San Fransokyo
The Boxtrolls; Mecha-Drill
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; Laketown
Leslie Chan, Alastair Mayer, Niklas Preston, Justin Stockton
Transformers: Age of Extinction; Knightship

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Helicarrier Broadside and Crash
Edge of Tomorrow; Destruction and Sand
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jon Allitt, David Caeiro, Ronnie Menahem
X-Men: Days of Future Past; Quicksilver Pentagon Kitchen

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2; The Battle
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
DirecTV; Landing
SSE; Maya
Vikings; Invasion Storm Sequence

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Christoph Salzmann, Florian Schroeder, Quentin Hema, Simone Riginelli
Edge of Tomorrow; Beach
Interstellar; Water
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Simon Jung, Ben Roberts, Matthew Adams, Jordan Schilling

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program
American Horror Story: Freak Show; Edward Mordrake, Part 2
Game of Thrones; Wight Attack
Game of Thrones; The Watchers on the Wall
The Knick; Abigail’s Nose
Vikings; Invasion

Outstanding Compositing in a in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial
Destiny Become Legend
Kia The Truth
Nike Hypervenom “Mirrors ft. Neymar Jr.”
SSE

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Deep Dance
Dragon Clan
Murphy
Wrapped

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