‘Tintin,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Wow the Visual Effects Society

by | January 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM | Awards Shows, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones

Jack Huston on "Boardwalk Empire." (HBO)

By Steve Pond at TheWrap

“The Adventures of Tintin” and “Boardwalk Empire” were the leaders in the film and television categories for the 10th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, the VES announced early Monday.

The VES honored visual effects work in 11 different feature film categories and a dozen other categories honoring television, commercials, special venues and video games. The nominees were chosen on Saturday by VES members who attended special screenings in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, New Zealand.

Steven Spielberg’s “Tintin” received six nominations in the four categories devoted to animated film, with three of the five noms in the Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Motion Picture category.

The live-action films “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” received five nominations each, but neither captured multiple nominations in any category.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Rango” each received four, while “Hugo” and “Puss in Boots” received three.

In Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture, the category with by far the biggest overlap between VES nominees and Oscar VFX nominees, the contenders are “Harry Potter,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Transformers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

All five are included in the 10 films still in the running for Oscar nominations.

In the television categories, “Boardwalk Empire” received four nominations to three for “Game of Thrones.”

The VES Awards will take place on February 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air on the ReelzChannel. Comics icon Stan Lee will receive the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, and visual effect pioneer Douglas Trumbull will receive the Georges Méliès Award.

More information, and the list of individuals nominated in each category, is available at the VES website.

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The nominees:

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

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

Captain America: The First Avenger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Anonymous

Hugo

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Source Code

War Horse

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Arthur Christmas

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss In Boots

Rango

The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Ukranian Ironbelly

Paul – Paul

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Caesar

The Thing – Edvard/Adam

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Puss In Boots – Puss

Rango – Rango

Rio – Nigel

The Adventures of Tintin – Tintin

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Anonymous – London

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Hogwarts

Thor – Heimdall’s Observatory

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – 155 Wacker Drive

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Puss In Boots – The Cloud World

Rango – Main Street Dirt

The Adventures of Tintin – Bagghar

The Adventures of Tintin – Docks

The Adventures of Tintin – Pirate Battle

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Hugo

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Thor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Rango

The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Hogwarts School Buildings

Hugo – Train Crash

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Parking Garage

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Driller

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

Captain America: The First Avenger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

TELEVISION AND COMMERCIAL CATEGORIES

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Finding Life Beyond Earth

Gettysburg

Inside the Human Body

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Falling Skies

Fringe

Planet Dinosaur

Terra Nova

The Bomber

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Boardwalk Empire – Georgia Peaches

Bones – Tornado Case

Breaking Bad – Face Off

Game of Thrones – Winter is Coming

Pan Am – Pilot

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial

Dior J’adore

Jameson: Fire

Johnnie Walker: Rock Giant

Kia: Share Some Soul

Volkswagen: Hedgehog

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer

Audi A6 Avant – Hummingbird

Coca-Cola Siege

Diablo III: The Black Soulstone

Prey 2

Sony: 2 Worlds

Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Audi A6 Avant – Hummingbird

Canal + – The Bear

Carls Jr. – Robot

Game of Thrones – Fire and Blood

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Audi A6 Avant – Hummingbird

Boardwalk Empire – Two Boats and a Lifeguard

Game of Thrones – The Icewall

Pan Am – Pilot Worldport Terminal

Terra Nova – Terra Nova

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Gears of War 3 – Dust to Dust

Ghost Recon – Future Soldier “Camo Up”

Mattel: Hot Wheels

Once Upon A Time – Cinderella’s Courtyard

Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Arrowhead Nature’s Fix

Boardwalk Empire

Falling Skies

Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Any World: Jeep Call of Duty MWF3

Boardwalk Empire – Gimcrack & Bunkum

Channel 4 – Street Summer

DirecTV – Hot House

OTHER CATEGORIES

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Amazin’

Humbugged! Rockettes to the Rescue

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle

Typhoon 360

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

a.maize

Aquatic Bloom

Defective Detective

Hai Hase

Renee the Movie

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