‘Planet of the Apes’ Leads Visual Effects Society Nominations

Feature-film nominees also include “Interstellar,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Hobbit,” “The X-Men” and “Maleficent”

Last Updated: January 13, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” received five nominations from the Visual Effects Society to lead all films in nominations for the 13th annual VES Awards, the visual-effects organization announced on Tuesday.

Its nominations included two for its main ape characters, plus nods for its virtual cinematography and compositing and one in the VES Awards’ marquee category, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Protoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture.

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Other films to receive nominations in that category, which most closely corresponds to the Academy’s Best Visual Effects category, were “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Interstellar,” “Maleficent,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “X-Men: Days of Future Passed.”

All five of those films are on the Oscar VFX shortlist.

For supporting visual effects, the nominees were “Birdman,” “Divergent,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “Unbroken.”

In the animation categories, the top nominees were “Big Hero 6,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “The Boxtrolls,” with “The Lego Movie” and “Rio 2” also receiving multiple nominations.

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In the television categories, nominees included “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Knick,” “Black Sails” and “Penny Dreadful.”

The VES Awards will take place on Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The nominations:

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 Eart

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