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'Gravity,' 'Frozen' Big VES Awards Winners

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).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 13, 2014 8:13 AM
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Crafts Roundup: Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race

The VFX Oscar race has come down to zero-gravity and an innovative light box, a menacing dragon, Jaegers vs. Kaiju, three dystopian adventures, a "Star Trek" reboot with Khan, "Lone Ranger" train mayhem, and two Marvel superhero stalwarts. So let's go under the hood in anticipating the likely ammunition for the Academy's January 9th "bakeoff" in paring down the five nominees.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 12, 2013 2:05 PM
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Ten Visual Effects Movies Made It to Oscar Shortlist, More Got Robbed

Here's why the ten visual effects Oscar frontrunners landed on the Shortlist. Who will make the final five? Only the January 9 bakeoff will tell.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 5, 2013 6:37 PM
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Visual Effects Society Recognize 'Hobbit,' 'Avengers,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Prometheus' and More with Award Nominations

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...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2013 1:59 PM
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