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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Leads Visual Effects Society Noms with 5, Game of Thrones Leads TV

The visual effects work for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is up for five awards from the Visual Effects Society
The visual effects work for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is up for five awards from the Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society has announced their nominations for Film, Television and Other Media today and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leads with five, including the top award of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture. Not far behind, The Hobbit and Interstellar come in with four each. X-Men and Edge of Tomorrow have three apiece. Of the 10 films eligible for the Visual Effects Oscar, six of them showed up today in the main category. Transformers: Age of Extinction and Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed a few nominations but Godzilla and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb were snubbed here entirely.

Since the first VES Awards were handed out in 2002, the winner of the top category has gone on to win the visual effects Oscar nine of the past 12 times.

Game of Thrones leads the field in television with five nominations including the top TV category, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program.

A complete list of nominees follows:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Maleficent
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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
Sunset Overdrive

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 Torquee de Remy
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
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Koba
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
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
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
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
Edge of Tomorrow; Beach
Interstellar; Water
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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