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'Gravity,' 'Frozen' Big VES Awards Winners

Photo of Bill Desowitz By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood February 13, 2014 at 8:13AM

As expected, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" dominated the 12th annual VES Awards, grabbing six trophies at the Beverly Hilton Wednesday night, including outstanding visual effects-driven feature, while Disney's "Frozen" went four for four, including outstanding animated feature (a first for the studio).
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Frozen

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

"Gravity"

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

"The Lone Ranger"

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

"Frozen"

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - Smaug

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

"Frozen" - Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

"Gravity" - Exterior

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

"Frozen" - Elsa’s Ice Palace

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity"

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity" - ISS Exterior

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
"Gravity" - Parachute and ISS Destruction

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
"Frozen" - Elsa’s Blizzard

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

"Gravity"

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

"Game of Thrones" - "Valar Dohaeris"

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
PETA - "98% Human"

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
"Banshee" - Pilot

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA - "98% Human"

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
"Game of Thrones" - "The Climb"

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Commercial or Broadcast Program
"The Crew"

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA - "98% Human"

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
"Game of Thrones" - "The Climb"

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial

"Call of Duty" - "Epic Night Out"

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game

"Call of Duty: Ghosts"

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
"Space Shuttle Atlantis"

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
"Rugbybugs"

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Dykstra

Visionary Award
Alfonso Cuarón

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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.