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‘Life of Pi’, ‘Brave’ sweep VES Awards

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Credit: 20th Century Fox

If it wasn’t already clear which film is the frontrunner for the Visual Effects Oscar, tonight’s Visual Effects Society Awards made certain we knew it was ‘Life of Pi’. Ang Lee’s epic took home four awards, a feat matched only by Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ which, luckily for ‘Pi’, is not in contention for the Visual Effects Oscar. However, some of its competition did take home an award or two, including last summer’s biggest blockbuster, ‘The Avengers’.

Full list of winners via The Hollywood Reporter:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi
Thomas Fisher, Susan Macleod, Guillaume Rocheron and Bill Westenhofer

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
The Impossible
Felix Bergés, Sandra Hermida and Pau Costa Moeller

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Volar Morghulis
Rainer Gombos, Steve Kullback, Sven Martin and Juri Stanossek

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Jason Blundell, Barry Whitney and Colin Whitney

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave
Mark Andrews, Steve May, Katherine Sarafian and Bill Wise

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Boardwalk Empire: Episode 308
John Bair, Parker Chehak, Paul Graff and Lesley Robson-Foster

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Nike: Biomorph
Rafael Colon, Aladino Debert, David Liu and Nicola Wiseman

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi
Richard Parker, Erik De Boer, Sean Comer, Betsy Asher Hall and Kai-Hua Lan

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave: Argument
Travis Hathaway, Olivier Soares, Peter Sumanaseni and Brian Tindall

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Training the Dragons
Irfan Celik, Florian Friedmann, Ingo Schachner and Chris Stenner

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
The Avengers: Midtown Manhattan
Richard Bluff, Giles Hancock, David Meny and Andy Proctor

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave: The Forest
Tim Best, Steve Pilcher, Inigo Quilez and Andy Whittock

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Matt Aitken, Victor Huang, Christian Rivers and R. Christopher White

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
The Avengers: Helicarrier
Rene Garcia, Bruce Holcomb, Polly Ing and Aaron Wilson

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Brave
Chris Chapman, Dave Hale, Michael K. O’Brien and Bill Watral

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: Pyke
Rene Bors, Thilo Ewers, Adam Figielski and Jonas Stuckenbrock

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
ZombiU
Dominique Boidin, Léon Bérelle, Rémi Kozyra and Maxime Luère

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God
Harry Mukhopadhyay, David Stopford, Mark Williams and Derek Wolfe

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Guinness: Cloud
Tom Bussell and Neil Davies

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Life of Pi: Storm of God
Ryan Clarke, Jose Fernandez, Sean Oharas and Hamish Schumacher

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones: White Walker Army
?Falk Boje, Esther Engel?, Alexey Kuchinsky? and Klaus Wuchta

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
Chevy 2012 Silverado
Dominik Bauch, Nicholas Kim and Benjamin Walsh

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Heather Drummons, Joel Friesch, Troy Griffin and Chris Hummel

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Natalis
Daniel Brkovic, David Kirchner and Jan-Marcel Kuehn

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