Filmmakers, producers and guests joined more than a thousand attendees from the visual effects industry for the sold-out gala which honored Christopher Nolan with the inaugural VES Visionary Award and Ray Harryhausen with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Inception’s Tom Hardy was on hand to present the award to Nolan while Harryhausen was feted by video tributes throughout the evening. Randy Cook and Dennis Muren presented from the stage to Harryhausen who appeared via video to thank VES for this honor. The event was hosted by Patton Oswalt.

Inception Took Home Awards in all Four Nominated Categories as the Night’s Most Honored Project. How to Train Your Dragon and The Pacific Both Take Home Three Awards.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Location: 
Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA

Honorees

Visionary Award
Awarded for uniquely and consistently employing the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.
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.

Highlights

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Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan at the VES awards 2011

Tom Hardy presents the first Visionary Award to Christopher Nolan at the Visual Effects Society Awards

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Extra - The Visual Effect Society Awards, Patton Oswalt and Others

Red Carpet Interviews from the 9th Annual VES Awards.

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Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 9th Annual VES Awards. A sortable list for ALL years of VES Award winners / nominees can be found on the Previous VES Awards page. VES members (must be logged in) can also view all of the nominated entries in each category.

Please click on the category to reveal the winners and nominees

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.

Alice In Wonderland
  • Ken Ralston
  • Tom Peitzman
  • David Schaub
  • Carey Villegas
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Tim Burke
  • Emma Norton
  • John Richardson
   
Inception
Winner
  • Paul Franklin
  • Chris Corbould
  • Mike Chambers
  • Matthew Plummer
   
Iron Man 2
  • Ben Snow
  • Ged Wright
  • Janek Sirrs
  • Susan Pickett
   
TRON: Legacy
  • Eric Barba
  • Lisa Beroud
  • Steve Gaub
  • Steve Preeg
   

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.

Black Swan
  • Dan Schrecker
  • Colleen Bachman
  • Michael Capton
  • Brad Kalinoski
   
Green Zone
  • Peter Chiang
  • Charlie Noble
  • Michael Capton
  • Matthew Plummer
   
Hereafter
Winner
  • Michael Owens
  • Joel Mendias
  • Bryan Grill
  • Danielle Plantec
   
Robin Hood
  • Richard Stammers
  • Allen Maris
  • Jessica Norman
  • Max Wood
   
SALT
  • Robert Grasmere
  • Camille Cellucci
  • Mark Breakspear
  • Ivan 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).

America - Story of US
  • Philip Dobree
  • Sophie Orde
  • Eloi Brunelle
  • Hasraf Dulull
   
Inside The Perfect Predator
  • Philip Dobree
  • Richard Costin
  • Sam Meisels
   
Last Day of the Dinosaurs
  • Arnaud Brisebois
  • Louis Desrocher
  • Alain Lachance
  • Marc-Antoine Rousseau
   
Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa
  • Dorothy McKim
  • Kyle Odermatt
  • Andy Harkness
  • Adolph Lusinsky
   
The Pacific
Winner
  • John Sullivan
  • David Taritero
  • William Mesa
  • Marco Requay
   

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)

Caprica
Winner
  • Michael Gibson
  • Gary Hutzel
  • Davey Morton
  • Jesse Mesa Toves
   
No Ordinary Family
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Curt Miller
  • Paul Linden
  • Scott Tinter
   
Stargate: Universe
  • Mark Savela
  • James Rorick
  • Craig Vanden Biggelaar
  • Adam de Bosch Kemper
   
The Event
  • Victor Scalise
  • Jason Spratt
  • Diego Galtieri
  • Mike Enriquez
   
V
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Nathan Overstrom
  • Karen Czukerberg
  • Roberto Biagi
   

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
Winner
  • Robert Stromberg
  • Dave Taritero
  • Richard Friedlander
  • Paul Graff
   
Human Target
  • Andrew Orloff
  • Raoul Yorke Bolognini
  • Nathan Overstrom
  • Charlene Eberle
   
Lost
  • Adam Avitabile
  • Melinka Thompson-Godoy
  • Michael Capton
  • Michael Degtjarewsky
   
The Walking Dead
  • Sam Nicholson
  • Jason Sperling
  • Kent Johnson
  • Chris Martin
   
Undercovers
  • Jay Worth
  • Andrew Waisler
  • Ron Thornton
  • Andrew Kramer
   

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.

Barclaycard Rollercoaster
  • Angus Kneale
  • Ben Smith
  • Dan Williams
  • Ruben Vanderbroek
   
DirecTV "Ice Cream"
  • Franck Lambertz
  • Andrew Bell
  • Mike Wynd
  • Ross Denner
   
Halo: Reach
Winner
  • Dan Glass
  • Dan Seddon
  • Matt Dessero
  • Stephanie Gilgar
   
Verizon - Towers
  • Robert Sethi
  • Arielle Davis
  • Chris Knight
  • Andre Desouza
   
Wrigley's 5 Gum - React
  • Robert Sethi
  • Chris Knight
  • Arielle Davis
  • Gawain Liddiard
   

Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short

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 Appendix of this Rules & Procedures. The vocal performance of characters may be taken into consideration along with the visual qualities in evaluating the overall effectiveness of the animation.Title sequences are not eligible in this category

Cat Shit One - The Animated Series
  • Kazuya Sasahara
  • Junya Okabe
  • Tomohisa Ishikawa
  • Yoshiyuki Okada
   
Day & Night
Winner
  • Teddy Newton
  • Kevin Reher
  • Michael Fu
  • Tom Gately
   
Looney Tunes - Coyote Falls
  • Bryan Engram
  • Greg Lyons
  • Josh Carey
  • Harry Michalakeas
   
Paths of Hate
  • Tomasz Baginski
  • Jaroslaw Sawko
  • Damian Nenow
  • Marta Staniszewska
   
Tick Tock Tale
  • Dorothy McKim
  • John Murrah
  • Adolph Lusinsky
  • Wayne Unten
   

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.
City of Ruins
  • Marcin Kobylecki
  • Piotr Sliwowski
  • Michal Gryn
  • Damian Nenow
   
Flight of the Dragon
  • Brent Young
  • Dina Benadon
  • Charlotte Huggins
  • Michael "Oz" Smith
   
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Adam Howard
  • Richard Mann
  • Matt Hendershot
  • James Strauss
   
King Kong 360 3D
Winner
  • Matt Aitken
  • Kevin Sherwood
  • Eric Reynolds
  • R. Christopher White
   

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

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 Appendix of this Rules & Procedures. The vocal performance of characters may be taken into consideration along with the visual qualities in evaluating the overall effectiveness of the animation.Title sequences are not eligible in this category

How to Train Your Dragon
Winner
  • Simon Otto
  • Craig Ring
  • Bonnie Arnold
   
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Zareh Naibandian
  • Simon Whiteley
  • Eric Leighton
  • Alex Weight
   
Shrek Forever After
  • Jason Reisig
  • Doug Cooper
  • Gina Shay
  • Teresa Cheng
   
Tangled
  • Clay Kaytis
  • John Kahrs
  • Glen Keane
  • Roy Conli
   
Toy Story 3
  • Lee Unkrich
  • Darla K. Anderson
  • Guido Quaroni
  • Michael Fong
   

Outstanding Animated Commercial

This award is to honor the best animated commercial. At least 75% of the content of the commercial must be animated to be eligible as per the definitions of Animation and Animated Project in the Appendix. Content to be judged is limited to the body of the commercial. Any commercial that originated for Broadcast including paid commercials, PSAs and promos are eligible. Maximum length of commercials is 60 seconds.

Commercials that premiere at trade shows or over the Internet are not eligible for this category. Infomercials, corporate IDs or marks and company logos are not eligible in this or any category. Live action or non-animated corporate or brand tags will not be considered or counted towards the 25% limit.

Andrex
  • Abby Orchard
  • Antoine Moulineau
  • Mike Mellor
  • Russell Dodgson
   
Cadbury's Spots V Stripes
Winner
  • Jake Mengers
  • Julie Evans
  • Jorge Montiel Meurer
  • Michael Gregory
   
Dante's Inferno: Hell Awaits
  • Tim Miller
  • Kevin Margo
  • Lindsey Zamplas
  • Kirby Miller
   
Target "A Better Bullseye"
  • Chris Riehl
  • Javier Jimenez
  • Daniel Zobrist
  • Charles Paek
   
World of Warcraft
  • Marc Messenger
  • Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr.
  • Michael Kelleher
  • Brian LaFrance
   

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.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - Kitty Galore
  • William Groebe
  • Brian Mendenhall
  • Aharon Bourland
  • Steve Reding
   
Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – Reepicheep
  • Gabriele Zucchelli
  • Catherine Mullan
  • Benoit Dubuc
  • Peta Bayley
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Dobby
Winner
  • Mathieu Vig
  • Ben Lambert
  • Laurie Brugger
  • Marine Poirson
   
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Kreacher
  • Laurent Laban
  • Will Brand
  • Matthieu Goutte
  • Jason Baker
   

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

Halo: Reach
Winner
  • Marcus Lehto
  • Joseph Tung
  • Stephen Scott
  • CJ Cowan
   
Kinectimals
  • Jorg Neumann
  • Brian Moore
  • John Laws
  • Jonny Watts
   
Need for Speed
  • Henry LaBounta
  • Fiona Sperry
  • Johannes Soderqvist
  • Alex Fry
   
StarCraft II
  • Scott Goffman
  • Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr.
  • Nick Carpenter
  • James McCoy
   

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.

How to Train Your Dragon – Toothless
Winner
  • Gabe Hordos
  • Cassidy Curtis
  • Mariette Marinus
  • Brent Watkins
   
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - Digger
  • Josh Murtack
  • James Cunliffe
  • Jessica Groom
  • Andrew Hunt
   
Megamind - Minion
  • David Cross
  • Rani Naamani
  • Dick Walsh
  • Adrian Tsang
   
Tangled - Rapunzel
  • Tony Smeed
  • Amy Smeed
  • Becky Bresee
  • Kira Lehtomaki
   

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.

Cadbury - Freida Steer
  • Raphael Pimentel
  • Thana Siripopungul
   
Citroën C3 The Spacebox – Citro
Winner
  • Michaël Nauzin
  • Anne Chatelain
  • Grégory Mougne
  • Cédric Nicolas
   
Logitech - Robot
  • Tony Smeed
  • Chad Sellers
  • Patrick Osborne
  • John Wong
   
Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa - Lanny
  • Tony Smeed
  • Chad Sellers
  • Patrick Osborne
  • John Wong
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Video Game Trailer

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the pre-rendered visual effects within a Video Game Trailer. Game Trailers are defined as unique visual material created for the purpose of promoting an upcoming game release. To be eligible, the material in the Game Trailer must be pre-rendered and created for a promotional event, conference, in-store display or web distribution. The submission for this category must consist entirely of material from the Game Trailer as it was originally released.
Multiple entries from the same game title will only be allowed if the entries are from different Game Trailers and the submitting teams are entirely different, including the overall VFX Supervisor and overall VFX Producer.

The following are not eligible for this category: • Game Trailers that share any pre-rendered material with a video game currently
released in stores or that contain re-purposed shots from previous trailers;

• Game Trailers that contain real-time material from the game itself that totals more than 25% of the total running time of the Submission Length, not including Before & Afters; and
• Animated commercials that originate as Broadcast material.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Kody Sabourin
  • Ikumori Kazuyuki
  • Fukai Mitsuharu
  • Jonathan Jacques-Belletete
   
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Dave Wilson
  • Corey Butler
  • Keith Luczywo
  • Seung Jae Lee
   
Star Wars: The Old Republic 2
  • Tim Miller
  • Dave Wilson
  • Lindsey Zamplas
  • Brandon Riza
   
World of Warcraft
Winner
  • Marc Messenger
  • Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr.
   

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.

Inception - Paris Dreamscape
Winner
  • Bruno Baron
  • Dan Neal
  • Graham Page
  • Per Mork-Jensen
   
Iron Man 2 - Stark Expo
  • Giles Hancock
  • Richard Bluff
  • Todd Vaziri
  • Aaron McBride
   
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Sand Room
  • Jonathan Litt
  • Juan S. Gomez
  • Kevin Sears
  • Sonja Burchard
   
TRON: Legacy - Disc Game
  • Jonathan Litt
  • Juan S. Gomez
  • Kevin Sears
  • Sonja Burchard
   

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.

Boardwalk Empire - Boardwalk
  • Robert Stromberg
  • Paul Graff
  • Brian Sales
  • Brian Pace
   
Boardwalk Empire - Family Limitation
  • J. John Corbett
  • Matthew Conner
  • Brendan Fitzgerald
  • Jun Zhang
   
The Event - To Keep Us Safe
  • Michael Cook
  • Jon Rosenthal
  • Ragui Hanna
  • Ryan Wieber
   
The Pacific - The Battle of Iwo Jima
Winner
  • Marco Recuay
  • Morgan McDermott
  • Nick Lund-Ulrich
   

Outstanding Animated Character in a Video Game

This award is to honor the overall achievement in a single animated character in a video game. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques, including motion capture, performance capture, and key frame animation, as long as it meets the definition of Animation as stated in the Appendix. The animation submitted must appear in the game as it was released and can appear in the game as real-time render or a pre-rendered cinematic.

Entries may not include material created for or repurposed from game trailers or commercials

Halo: Reach - Kat
  • Lee R. Wilson
  • Jason Robertson
  • David Hunt
  • Joe Spataro
   
Kinectimals - Cub
  • Joel Mongeon
  • Kenneth Lammers
  • Felix Ilsley
  • Andrew Matthews
   
StarCraft II - Sarah Kerrigan
Winner
  • Fausto De Martini
  • Xin Wang
  • Glenn Ramos
  • Scott Lange
   

Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

This award is to honor the overall achievement of the effects animation within an entire animated motion picture. Effects animation constitutes any dynamic elements that are not characters, set pieces, or what would be considered a matte painting or background. These effects may include water, splashes, smoke, fire, other naturally occurring elements including dust and other particulates, as well as those animated using procedural techniques or dynamic simulations. The effects may or may not be photorealistic and they may interact with, or be part of the characters, set elements and matte paintings with which they coexist

How to Train Your Dragon
Winner
  • Andy Hayes
  • Laurent Kermel
  • Jason Mayer
  • Brett Miller
   
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Sebastien Quessy
  • Kevin Blom
  • Jerome Escobar
   
Shrek Forever After
  • Jeff Budsberg
  • Andrew Kim
  • Yancy Lindquist
  • Can Yuksel
   
Toy Story 3
  • Jason Johnston
  • Eric Froemling
  • David Ryu
  • JD Northrup
   

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.

Inception - Hospital Fortress Destruction
Winner
  • Ian Hunter
  • Scott Beverly
  • Forest Fischer
  • Robert Spurlock
   
Iron Man 2 - Hammer Military Drones
  • Bruce Holcomb
  • Ron Woodall
  • John Goodson
  • John Walker
   
Shutter Island - Ward-C Int./Ext. Lighthouse Int./Ext.
  • Matthew Gratzner
  • Scott Schneider
  • Adam Gelbart
  • Richard A.F. Ewan
   
The Expendables - The Palace Explodes
  • Bruce Holcomb
  • Ron Woodall
  • John Goodson
  • John Walker
   

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.

Boardwalk Empire - The Ivory Tower
Winner
  • J. John Corbett
  • Matthew Conner
  • Brendan Fitzgerald
   
Family Guy - Brian Griffin's House of Payne
  • Andrew Karr
  • Alec McClymont
  • Daniel Osaki
  • Paul Hegg
   

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.

Alice In Wonderland - Stolen Tarts
  • Paul Lambert
  • Sonja Burchard
  • Kym Olsen
  • Sarahjane Javelo Chase
   
Hereafter - Tsunami Sequence
  • Joseph Farrell
  • Nick Crew
  • Jamie Hallett
  • Christine Lo
   
Inception
Winner
  • Astrid Busser-Casas
  • Scott Pritchard
  • Jan Maroske
  • George Zwier
   
TRON: Legacy
  • Paul Lambert
  • Sonja Burchard
  • Kym Olsen
  • Sarahjane Javelo Chase
   

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.

Boardwalk Empire - Episode 1
  • Paul Graff
  • Brian Sales
  • Jesse Siglow
  • Merysa Nichols
   
Drench Cubehead
  • Matthew Unwin
  • Lisa Ryan
  • Michael Gregory
   
The Pacific - Peleliu landing
Winner
  • Jeremy Nelson
  • John P. Mesa
  • Dan Novy
  • Tyler Cote
   
Travelers "Watering Hole"
  • Franck Lambertz
  • Ryan Knowles
   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Das Tub
  • Rupert Ashton
  • Priyan Jayamaha
  • Jun Ying Xu
  • Kirsten Dale Pretorious
   
LOOM
Winner
  • Regina Welker
  • Jan Bitzer
  • Ilija Brunck
  • Csaba Letay
   
Nuisible(s)
  • Erick Hupin
  • Baptiste Ode
  • Philippe Puech
  • Pierre Nahoum
   
Time For Change
  • Rupert Ashton
  • Priyan Jayamaha
  • Jun Ying Xu
  • Kirsten Dale Pretorious