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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...

"The Life of Pi"
"The Life of Pi"
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Rust and Bones

        Béatrice Bauwens

        Cédric Fayolle

        Nicolas Rey

        Stéphane Thibert

The Impossible

        Felix Bergés

        Sandra Hermida

        Pau Costa Moeller


        Matt Dessero

        Leslie Hough

        Gregory Mcmurry

        Tom Smith


        Kevin Baillie

        Michael Lantieri

        Chris Stoski

        Ryan Tudhope

Zero Dark Thirty

        Geoff Anderson

        Chris Harvey

        Jeremy Hattingh

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Game of Thrones: Volar Morghulis

        Rainer Gombos

        Steve Kullback

        Sven Martin

        Juri Stanossek

Once Upon A Time: The Stranger

        Dale Fay

        Laura Jones

        Nathan Matsuda

        Andrew Orloff

Falling Skies: Worlds Apart

        James Hattin

        Suzanne Maclennan

        Curt Miller

        Andrew Orloff


        Nathan Larouche

        Lon Molnar

        Geoff Scott

        Bojan Zoric

Munsters: Mockingbird Lane

        Leslie Ekker

        Jonah Hall

        Livia Hanich

        Jason Zimmerman

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture


        Mark Andrews

        Steve May

        Katherine Sarafian

        Bill Wise


        Chris Butler

        Sam Fell

        Travis Knight

        Brad Schiff

Rise of the Guardians

        Nancy Bernstein

        David Prescott

        Peter Ramsey

        Christina Steinberg

Wreck-It Ralph

        Sean Jenkins

        Scott Kersavage

        Rich Moore

        Clark Spencer

Hotel Transylvania

        Lydia Bottegoni

        James Crossley

        Mike Ford

        Daniel Kramer

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Hemingway & Gellhorn

        Nathan Abbot

        Kip Larsen

        Chris Morley

        Christopher Paizis

Boardwalk Empire: Episode 308

        John Bair

        Parker Chehak

        Paul Graff

        Lesley Robson-Foster

Men Who Built America : Episode 2

        Glenn Allen

        Matthew Conner

        Eran Dinur

        David Reynolds

Hell On Wheels : Blood Moon

        Matt Von Brock

        Jason Fotter

        Tim Jacobsen

        Bill Kent

Hawaii Five-O: La O Na Makuahine

        Gevork Babityan

        Jon Howard

        Armen Kevorkian

        Ricardo Ramirez

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: Goblin King

        Jung Min Chan

        James Jacobs

        David Clayton

        Guillaume Francois

The Hobbit: Gollum

        Gino Acevedo

        Alessandro Bonora

        Jeff Capogreco

        Kevin Estey

The Avengers: The Hulk

        Marc Chu

        John Doublestein

        Cyrus Jam

        Jason Smith

Life of Pi: Richard Parker

        Erik De Boer

        Sean Comer

        Betsy Asher Hall

        Kai-Hua Lan

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Brave: Argument

        Travis Hathaway

        Olivier Soares

        Peter Sumanaseni

        Brian Tindall

Hotel Transylvania: Dracula

        Bill Haller

        Tim Pixton

        Jorge Vigara

Wreck-It Ralph: Vanellope

        John Kahwaty

        Suzan Kim

        Michelle Robinson

        Tony Smeed

The Pirates: Band of Misfits

        Will Becher

        Jay Grace

        Loyd Price

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.