Rango dominated the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards with four wins in animated feature categories — Visual Effects, Animated Character, Created Environment and Virtual Cinematography. Hugo, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon took a pair of awards each in the feature categories. Boardwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones won two apiece in the TV categories.

Stan Lee was honored with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull received the Georges Méliès Award. Ceremonies recognizing visual effects wizardry in 23 categories took place at the Beverly Hilton. The awards presentation aired at on ReelzChannel on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Location: 
Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA

Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of vision, artistry, invention and innovation.
Georges Méliès Award
Awarded for pioneering significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.

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Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 10th Annual VES Awards. A sortable list for ALL years of VES Award winners / nominees can be found on the Previous VES Awards page.  All archival viewing materials are cleared for viewing by logged-in VES members behind the VES website firewall. For more information, please review the VES Awards Rules & Procedures, Section 14: Ownership & Clearances here.

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

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within
a live action motion picture where the visual effects are a visible, essential,
and integral part of the story and play a principal and active role in
the motion picture. A rule of thumb for defining whether a motion picture
would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be
told without the active participation of the VFX (including Special Effects).
On the whole, the VFX in an effects-driven film would be easily identifiable
by the viewing public and professionals working in the VFX field.

Fully animated films are not eligible in this category.

Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Charlie Noble
  • Mark Soper
  • Christopher Townsend
  • Edson Williams
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Tim Burke
  • Emma Norton
  • John Richardson
  • David Vickery
   
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Gary Brozenich
  • David Conley
  • Charlie Gibson
  • Ben Snow
   
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Winner
  • Dan Lemmon
  • Joe Letteri
  • Cyndi Ochs
  • Kurt Williams
   
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Scott Benza
  • Wayne Billheimer
  • Matthew Butler
  • Scott Farrar
   

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a live action motion picture where the visual effects play a supporting, minor or background role in the telling of the story. Supporting visual effects, when taken as a whole, may help create the setting, environment, or mood of an entire film, but are generally intended to be subtle or invisible to the lay viewer. They do not consist of a significant number of CG characters, science fiction or fantasy elements, and other highly visible effects that one would expect to see in a visual effects-driven or “tent pole” film.

Effects-driven films may not enter their “invisible” effects in this category, and animated films are not eligible.

Anonymous
  • André Cantarel
  • Volker Engel
  • Rony Soussan
  • Marc Weigert
   
Hugo
Winner
  • Ben Grossmann
  • Alex Henning
  • Rob Legato
  • Karen Murphy
   
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Laya Armian
  • Chas Jarrett
  • Seth Maury
  • Sirio Quintavalle
   
Source Code
  • Annie Godin
  • Louis Morin
   
War Horse
  • Duncan Burbidge
  • Ben Morris
  • Mike Mulholland
  • Chris Zeh
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

For purposes of these Awards, animation is considered to be a visual effect. This award is to honor the overall achievement of the animation within an entire animated motion picture. The animation may be created by traditional cel animation, computer animation, and/or stop motion, as long as it meets the definitions of Animation and Animated Project as stated in the Glossary of this Rules & Procedures. This award recognizes the process in creating animation, be it character or otherwise, to convey a sense of setting, mood, and action that set or enhance the film’s overall visual and emotive efficacy. The technical achievement of the overall animation is to be considered in evaluating the effectiveness of the work.

Title sequences are not eligible in this category.

Arthur Christmas
  • Doug Ikeler
  • Chris Juen
  • Alan Short
  • Mandy Tankenson
   
Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Melissa Cobb
  • Alex Parkinson
  • Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Raymond Zibach
   
Puss In Boots
  • Joe M. Aguilar
  • Guillaume Aretos
  • Ken Bielenberg
  • Chris Miller
   
Rango
Winner
  • Tim Alexander
  • Hal Hickel
  • Jacqui Lopez
  • Katie Lynch
   
The Adventures of Tintin
  • Jamie Beard
  • Joe Letteri
  • Meredith Meyer-Nichols
  • Eileen Moran
   

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

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a single episode of an effects-driven miniseries, made-for-television movie or special that was broadcast and delivered via over-the-air, pay/basic cable, or satellite transmissions to homes. A rule of thumb for defining whether a program would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be told without the active participation of the VFX (including Special Effects).

Finding Life Beyond Earth
  • Simon Clarke
  • Hasraf Dulull
  • Vikas Gandhi
  • Francisco Lima
   
Gettysburg
  • J. David Everhart
  • Kent Johnson
  • Jon Rhinehardt
  • Jon Rosenthal
   
Inside the Human Body
Winner
  • Phil Dobree
  • Sophie Orde
  • Dan Upton
   
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
  • Kevin Deters
  • Dorothy McKim
  • John Murrah
  • Stevie Wermers-Skelton
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

This award is to honor the achievement of the visual effects within a single episode of a series where the visual effects are a visible, essential, and integral part of the story and play a principal and active role in the show. A rule of thumb for defining whether a series would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be told without the active participation of the VFX (including Special Effects)

Falling Skies
  • Rob Biagi
  • Curt Miller
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Sean Tompkins
   
Fringe
  • Robert Habros
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Jay Worth
  • Chris Wright
   
Planet Dinosaur
  • Phil Dobree
  • Luke Dodd
  • Haz Dulull
  • Mark Sherwood
   
Terra Nova
Winner
  • Kevin Blank
  • Colin Brady
  • Adica Manis
  • Jason Zimmerman
   
The Bomber
  • Igor Gotsulyak
  • Dmitriy Kolesnik
  • Egor Olesov
  • Dmitriy Ovcharenko
   

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects that play a supporting or background role within a single episode of a broadcast series, miniseries, made-for-television movie, or special wherein the visual effects are not necessarily essential to the telling of the story in the way that the effects of an effects-driven broadcast program are. Supporting visual effects, when taken as a whole, may help create the setting, environment, or mood of an entire program, and are generally intended to be invisible to the lay viewer. They do not consist of a significant number of CG characters, science fiction or fantasy elements, and other highly visible effects that one would expect to see in a visual effectsdriven broadcast program.

Boardwalk Empire - Georgia Peaches
  • Richard Friedlander
  • Robert Stromberg
  • David Taritero
   
Bones - Tornado Case
  • Christian Cardona
  • Buddy Gheen
  • Beau Janzen
  • Andy Simonson
   
Breaking Bad - Face Off
  • Bruce Branit
  • Werner Hahnlein
  • Gregory Nicotero
  • William Powloski
   
Game of Thrones - Winter is Coming
Winner
  • Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor
  • Angela Barson
  • Ed Bruce
  • Adam McInnes
   
Pan Am - Pilot
  • Tavis Larkham
  • Chris Martin
  • Sam Nicholson
  • Matt Robken
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a live action commercial. Any commercial that is originated for Broadcast or specifically for advertising over the Internet may be considered, including paid commercials, PSAs and promos. Maximum length of commercials that will be considered is 120 seconds.

Infomercials, corporate IDs or marks and company logos are not eligible in this or any category.

Dior J'adore
Winner
  • Pascal Giroux
  • Julien Meesters
  • Stephane Pivron
  • Manuel Souillac
   
Jameson: Fire
  • Christopher Bankoff
  • Sascha M. Flick
  • Dan Glass
  • Jeff Willette
   
Johnnie Walker: Rock Giant
  • Vincent Baertsoen
  • Camila De Biaggi
  • Angus Kneale
  • Rob Petrie
   
Kia: Share Some Soul
  • Charles Abou Aad
  • Andy Boyd
  • Nordin Rahhali
  • Mike Wigart
   
Volkswagen: Hedgehog
  • Mhamed Elmezoued
  • Stephane Montel
  • Emilie Nicodex
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within an animated commercial or video game trailer. Any commercial or video game trailer that is originated for Broadcast or specifically for advertising over the Internet may be considered, including paid commercials, PSAs
and promos. Maximum length of commercials or trailers that will be considered is 120 seconds.

Infomercials, corporate IDs or marks and company logos are not eligible in this or any category.

Audi A6 Avant - Hummingbird
  • Tom Bussell
  • Hugo Guerra
  • Rahel Makonnen
  • Jorge Montiel
   
Coca-Cola Siege
  • Russell Dodgson
  • Simon French
  • Diarmid Harrison-Murray
  • Sarah Hiddlestone
   
Diablo III: The Black Soulstone
Winner
  • Nicholas S. Carpenter
  • Jon Lanz
  • Chris Thunig
  • Taka Yasuda
   
Prey 2
  • Heikki Anttila
  • Brandon Riza
  • Al Shier
  • Dave Wilson
   
Sony: 2 Worlds
  • Melanie La Rue
  • David Liu
  • Richard Morton
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

The award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within an entire Special Venue project. Special Venues are defined as installations specifically set up to project large-format films (e.g. IMAX or OMNIMAX theaters), theme park theaters that may include a motion-based ride, museums, World Fairs, and similar venues.

To be eligible, a Special Venue project must have been exhibited publicly:

  • In a commercial venue for a paid admission, which may include the general admission to a theme park or special venue theater;
  • For a minimum period of one week on a regular daily schedule; and
  • Premiered in the current awards year in a Special Venue theater as defined above.

The following are not eligible in this category, regardless of the material’s original capture format:

  • Special purpose events such as trade shows and conventions;
  • Video material generally referred to as “pre-show” material;
  • Repurposed films, i.e. projects initially intended for the theatrical market but which have been blown up for exhibition in large-format Special Venue theaters;
  • Projects that were created as conventional 2D theatrical presentations but have been repurposed to stereographic 3D;
  • Any 2D or stereographic 3D feature motion picture that either premiered first, or simultaneously, in any regular movie theater or in any broadcast medium;
  • Any project that runs for an equal or greater amount of time in any regular movie theater or in any broadcast medium; and
  • Movies intended for simultaneous distribution in both Special Venue and normal movie theaters. The intent of this category is to honor those projects made specifically for the Special Venue market.
Amazin'
  • Marc Rienzo
  • Barry Safley
  • Eric Sanford
  • Lisa Zusmer Delprete
   
Humbugged! Rockettes to the Rescue
  • Mike Fortner
  • Troy Griffin
  • Jasmine Johnson
  • Glo Minaya
   
Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
  • Bill George
  • Jeanie King
  • Glen McIntosh
  • Marianne McLean
   
Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle
Winner
  • Lori Arnold
  • Yanick Dusseault
  • Delio Tramontozzi
  • Jeff White
   
Typhoon 360
  • Peter Crosman
  • Seungyong Lee
  • Michael "oz" Smith
  • Brent Young
   

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement in a single animated character in a live action motion picture. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques, including animatronics, as long as it meets the definition of Animation as stated in the Glossary of these Rules & Procedures.

Title sequences are not eligible in this category.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - The Gringotts Dragon
  • Yasunobu Arahori
  • Tom Bracht
  • Gavin Harrison
  • Chris Lentz
   
Paul - Paul
  • Anders Beer
  • Julian Foddy
  • Jody Johnson
  • David Lowry
   
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Caesar
Winner
  • Daniel Barrett
  • Florian Fernandez
  • Matthew Muntean
  • Eric Reynolds
   
The Thing - Edvard/Adam
  • Lyndon Barrois
  • Fred Chapman
  • Greg Massie
  • Marco Menco
   

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement in a single animated character in an animated motion picture. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques, including animatronics, as long as it meets the definition of Animation as stated in the Glossary.

Title sequences are not eligible in this category.

Puss In Boots - Puss
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Ludovic Bouancheau
  • Laurent Caneiro
  • Olivier Staphylas
   
Rango - Rango
Winner
  • Frank Gravatt
  • Kevin Martel
  • Brian Paik
  • Steve Walton
   
Rio - Nigel
  • Diana Diriwaechter
  • Sang Jun Lee
  • Sergio Pablos
  • Aamir Tarin
   
The Adventures of Tintin - Tintin
  • Gino Acevedo
  • Gustav Ahren
  • Jamie Beard
  • Simon Clutterbuck
   

Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award is to honor the overall achievement in a single animated character in a broadcast program or commercial. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques, including animatronics, as long as it meets the definition of Animation as stated in the Glossary. The character may or may not be photorealistic.

Title sequences are not eligible in this category.

Audi A6 Avant - Hummingbird
  • Tom Bussell
  • Jorge Montiel
   
Canal + - The Bear
Winner
  • Laurent Creusot
  • Guillaume Ho
  • Olivier Mitonneau
  • Michal Nauzin
   
Carls Jr. - Robot
  • Matt Heimlich
  • Fred Hopp
  • Philip Ineno
  • Rob Ramsdell
   
Game of Thrones - Fire and Blood
  • Henry Badgett
  • Mark Brown
  • Rafael Morant
  • James Sutton
   

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement of a single created environment in a live action motion picture that best creates an illusion of setting for the story being told. Created environments are defined as either completely artificial environments, or the enhancement of an existing practical set or location through the addition of elements not present during photography. The environment may occur more than once in the project and under different conditions, but must be the same environment, created by the exact same team.

This category judges not only the techniques for creating the environment, but also their integration with any practical plate photography. Before & Afters must show the integration of the multiple elements used to create the environment.

Stereo extractions of environments that do not contain any other significant enhancements or fully animated productions are not eligible in this category. For practical purposes, the environment should be a single setting within the story, and not, for example, all locations within an entire city.

Anonymous - London
  • André Cantarel
  • Robert Freitag
  • Greg Strasz
  • Rony Soussan
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Hogwarts
  • Keziah Bailey
  • Stephen Ellis
  • Clement Gerard
  • Pietro Ponti
   
Thor - Heimdall's Observatory
  • Pierre Buffin
  • Audrey Ferrara
  • Yoel Godo
  • Dominique Vidal
   
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - 155 Wacker Drive
  • Giles Hancock
  • John Hansen
  • Tom Martinek
  • Scott Younkin
   

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement of a single created environment in an animated motion picture that best creates an illusion of setting for the story being told. The environment may occur more than once in the project and under different conditions, but must be the same environment, created by the exact same team.

Before & Afters must show the integration of the multiple elements used to create the environment.

Stereo extractions of environments that do not contain any other significant enhancements are not eligible in this category. For practical purposes, the environment should be a single setting within the story, and not, for example, all locations within an entire city.

Puss In Boots - The Cloud World
  • Guillaume Aretos
  • Greg Lev
  • Brett Miller
  • Peter Zaslav
   
Rango - Main Street Dirt
Winner
  • John Bell
  • Polly Ing
  • Martin Murphy
  • Russell Paul
   
The Adventures of Tintin - Bagghar
  • Hamish Beachman
  • Adam King
  • Wayne Stables
  • Mark Tait
   
The Adventures of Tintin - Docks
  • Matt Aitken
  • Jeff Capogreco
  • Jason Lazaroff
  • Alessandro Mozzato
   
The Adventures of Tintin - Pirate Battle
  • Phil Barrenger
  • Keith F. Miller
  • Alessandro Saponi
  • Christoph Sprenger
   

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award is to honor the overall achievement of a single created environment in a live action broadcast program that best creates an illusion of setting for the story being told. Created environments are defined as either completely artificial environments, or the enhancement of an existing practical set location through the addition of elements not present during photography. The environment may occur more than once in the project and under different conditions, but must be the same environment, created by the exact same team.

This category judges not only the techniques for creating the environment, but also their integration with any practical plate photography. Before & Afters must show the integration of the multiple elements used to create the environment.

Stereo extractions of environments that do not contain any other significant enhancements, or fully animated productions, are not eligible in this category. For practical purposes, the environment should be a single setting within the story, and not, for example, all locations within an entire city.

Audi A6 Avant - Hummingbird
  • Amaan Akram
  • Tom Bussell
  • Alex Hammond
   
Boardwalk Empire - Two Boats and a Lifeguard
  • Matthew Conner
  • Robert Stromberg
   
Game of Thrones - The Icewall
Winner
  • Markus Kuha
  • Damien Macé
  • Dante Harbridge Robinson
  • Fani Vassiadi
   
Pan Am - Pilot Worldport Terminal
  • William Arance
  • Diego Galtieri
  • Martin Hilke
  • Anthony Ocampo
   
Terra Nova – Terra Nova
  • Michael Bozulich
  • Eric Hance
  • Kevin Kipper
  • David Morton
   

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

This award honors the art of cinematography within the digital realm of a live action feature motion picture. Digital Cinematography is defined as the outstanding use of traditional cinematography techniques to communicate story and mood in a live action feature film, such as light direction, color, camera framing or movement, and depth of field within a primarily CG scene. It recognizes the combined collaborative work of pre-vis and layout artists, the lighting/CG supervisor, shot lighters, animators, and similar artists within this creative and interpretive process. Judges are to consider the use of light and camera in the scene, but are NOT judging the details of the models or environments that are being lit (these should compete in the Created Environment category). In the case of a live action movie, the film’s Director of Photography may be included among the entrants if, and ONLY if, he/she had a significant hands-on role in the final look of the CG elements.

Hugo
Winner
  • Martin Chamney
  • Rob Legato
  • Adam Watkins
  • Fabio Zangla
   
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Thelvin Cabezas
  • Mike Perry
  • R. Christopher White
  • Erik Winquist
   
Thor
  • Xavier Allard
  • Pierre Buffin
  • Nicolas Chevallier
   
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Michael Balog
  • Richard Bluff
  • Shawn Kelly
  • Jeff White
   

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

This award honors the art of digital cinematography within an entire animated feature motion picture. Digital Cinematography is defined as the outstanding use of traditional cinematography techniques to communicate story and mood in an animated feature film, such as light direction, color, camera framing or movement, and depth of field within an animated scene. It recognizes the combined collaborative work of pre-vis and layout artists, the lighting/CG supervisor, shot lighters, animators, and similar artists within this creative and interpretive process. Judges are to consider the use of light and camera in the scene, but are NOT judging the details of the models or environments that are being lit (these should compete in the Created Environment category).

Arthur Christmas
  • Jericca Cleland
  • Michael Ford
  • David Morehead
  • Emi Tahira
   
Cars 2
  • Mahyar Abousaeedi
  • Sharon Calahan
  • Jeremy Lasky
  • Jonathan Pytko
   
Rango
Winner
  • Colin Benoit
  • Philippe Rebours
  • Nelson Sepulveda
  • Nick Walker
   
The Adventures of Tintin
  • Matt Aitken
  • Matthias Menz
  • Keith F. Miller
  • Wayne Stables
   

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award honors the art of cinematography within the digital realm of a live action broadcast program or commercial. Digital Cinematography is defined as the outstanding use of traditional cinematography techniques to communicate story and mood in a broadcast program or commercial (live action or animated), such as light direction, color, camera framing or movement, and depth of field within a primarily CG scene. It recognizes the combined collaborative work of pre-vis and layout artists, the lighting/CG supervisor, shot lighters, animators, and similar artists within this creative and interpretive process. Judges are to consider the use of light and camera in the scene, but are NOT judging the details of the models or environments that are being lit (these should compete in the Created Environment category). In the case of a live action program, the program’s Director of Photography may be included among the entrants if, and ONLY if, he/she had a significant hands-on role in the final look of the CG  elements.

Gears of War 3 - Dust to Dust
Winner
  • Niles Heckman
  • Richard Morton
  • Vernon Wilbert Jr.
   
Ghost Recon - Future Soldier "Camo Up"
  • David Liu
   
Mattel: Hot Wheels
  • Steve Beck
  • Robert Sethi
  • Felix Urquiza
   
Once Upon A Time - Cinderella's Courtyard
  • Stephen Jackson
  • Sallyanne Massimini
  • Nathan Matsuda
  • Kevin Struckman
   

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

This award honors the art of cinematography within the digital realm of a live action broadcast program or commercial. Digital Cinematography is defined as the outstanding use of traditional cinematography techniques to communicate story and mood in a broadcast program or commercial (live action or animated), such as light direction, color, camera framing or movement, and depth of field within a primarily CG scene. It recognizes the combined collaborative work of pre-vis and layout artists, the lighting/CG supervisor, shot lighters, animators, and similar artists within this creative and interpretive process. Judges are to consider the use of light and camera in the scene, but are NOT judging the details of the models or environments that are being lit (these should compete in the Created Environment category). In the case of a live action program, the program’s Director of Photography may be included among the entrants if, and ONLY if, he/she had a significant hands-on role in the final look of the CG  elements.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Hogwarts School Buildings
  • Steven Godfrey
  • Pietro Ponti
  • Tania Marie Richard
  • Andy Warren
   
Hugo - Train Crash
  • Scott Beverly
   
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Parking Garage
  • John Goodson
  • Russell Paul
  • Kristian Pedlow
  • Vick Schutz
   
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Driller
Winner
  • Tim Brakensiek
  • Kelvin Chu
  • David Fogler
  • Rene Garcia
   

Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award honors an outstanding single model in a live-action broadcast program or commercial. The model may have been created virtually, physically, or any combination thereof, and may be of any scale. The model’s artistry and overall quality are to be considered; however, scenic lighting and compositing should be disregarded. An entry may include multiples of the same model with minor variations, such as scale and features, but they must have been created by the same team. However, character models are specifically excluded from this category, but are eligible in category 12 – Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial. Further, the same model may not be entered in both Category 15 – Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial and Category 20 – Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial.

Model supervisor and artist(s), texture artists, shader writer(s), paint artist(s), etc. are eligible in this category. Overall project supervisors and/or producers are specifically not eligible.

Arrowhead Nature's Fix
  • Carl Horner
  • Ian Hunter
  • Miyo Nakamura
  • Hayley O'Neill
   
Boardwalk Empire - Georgia Peaches
Winner
  • Matthew Conner
  • Eran Dinur
  • David Reynolds
  • Szymon Weglarski
   
Falling Skies - Airbase
  • Jon Chesson
  • Steve Graves
  • Michael Kirylo
  • Renaud Talon
   
Once Upon A Time - Snow's Castle
  • Michael Kirylo
  • Jeremy Melton
  • Jason O. Monroe
  • Chris Strauss
   

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor outstanding achievement in compositing multiple elements into a final visual effect shot or group of shots in a live action feature motion picture. This category is for a body of work created for a single motion picture by an individual artist or team of artists.

Multiple entries from the same project are eligible provided the compositing teams are 100% different and the shots being submitted are completelydifferent. Title sequences are eligible as long as:

  • They are submitted in textless form in order not to conflict with any other awards rule; and
  • They are part of the storytelling and are not a specially designed separate animated title sequence in a live action project.

Animated films are not eligible in this category.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Winner
  • Casey Allen
  • Trent Claus
  • Brian Hajek
  • Cliff Welsh
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Michele Benigna
  • Martin Ciastko
  • Thomas Dyg
  • Andy Robinson
   
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Jean-Luc Azzis
  • Quentin Hema
  • Simon Jung
  • Christoph Salzmann
   
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Chris Balog
  • Ben O'Brien
  • Amy Shepard
  • Jeff Sutherland
   

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

This award is to honor outstanding achievement in compositing multiple elements into a final visual effect shot or group of shots in a single live action episode of a broadcast program or commercial. This category is for a body of work created for a single broadcast episode by an individual artist or team of artists. Multiple sequences may be entered from the same episode or series provided the compositing teams are 100% different and the shots being submitted are completely different.

Animated programs or main title sequences are not eligible in this category.

Any World: Jeep Call of Duty MWF3
  • Jason Bergman
  • Rodrigo Dorsch
  • Steve Meyer
  • Peter Sidoriak
   
Boardwalk Empire - Gimcrack & Bunkum
Winner
  • Anton Dawson
  • Eran Dinur
  • Austin Meyers
  • David Reynolds
   
Channel 4 - Street Summer
  • Stirling Archibald
  • Anthony Bloor
  • Michael Gregory
  • Giacomo Mineo
   
DirecTV - Hot House
  • Franck Lambertz
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

a.maize
Winner
  • Roman Kaelin
  • Falko Paeper
  • Florian Wittmann
   
Aquatic Bloom
  • Susie Hong
  • Bokyeong Kim
   
Defective Detective
  • Avner Geller
  • Stevie Lewis
   
Hai Hase
  • Florian Greth
  • Julia Reck
   
Renee the Movie
  • Syrena Edmonds
  • Zack Heimbegner
  • Brian Mullen
  • Nathaniel Skinner
   
We Miss You
  • Jann Doeppert
  • Tonio Freitag
  • Hanna Maria Heidrich
  • Sebastian Nozon