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Visual Effects Society Recognize 'Hobbit,' 'Avengers,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Prometheus' and More with Award Nominations

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2013 at 1:59PM

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominations for its 11th annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding VFX in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. "The Hobbit," "Prometheus," "Life of Pi" and two films on opposite ends of the box office spectrum...
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The Hobbit
'The Hobbit'

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominations for its 11th annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding VFX in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. "The Hobbit," "Prometheus," "Life of Pi" and two films on opposite ends of the box office spectrum -- "The Avengers" and "Battleship" -- lead the way in the motion picture category. Full list here, with all nominated films and TV shows listed below.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

        Joe Letteri

        Eileen Moran

        Eric Saindon

        Kevin L. Sherwood

Prometheus

        Paul Butterworth

        Charley Henley

        Allen Maris

        Richard Stammers

Life of Pi

        Thomas Fisher

        Susan Macleod

        Guillaume Rocheron

        Bill Westenhofer

The Avengers

        Susan Pickett

        Janek Sirrs

        Jeff White

        Guy Williams

Battleship

        Grady Cofer

        Pablo Helman

        Jeanie King

        Glen Mcintosh

This article is related to: Awards, Visual Effects Society, Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, VFX, Awards, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, Life of Pi


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.