Oscars 2012 Update: Visual Effects Society Awards
The VFX Awards were announced yesterday.
Life of Pi won most of the awards. It won Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture (Richard Parker), Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture (the Storm of God), and Outstanding Composting in a Feature Motion Picture (the Storm of God).
Brave won four awards too. Animation in an Animated Feature, Character in Animated Feature (Merida), Created Environment in Animated Feature (the forest) and FX and Simulation Animation in Animation.
The Impossible won Supporting Effects in a Feature (YES!) and The Avengers won for the Midtown created environment and the Helicarrier model, and The Hobbit won for Virtual Cinematography.
But, none of this really matters, since a film nominated for Best Picture has never lost Best Visual Effects. Ever. (Unless two Best Picture nominees were nominated for Effects. Then obviously one list.) You’d have to be an idiot to vote for anything other than Life of Pi in this category for the Oscars.
Also, just to remind you, here’s the Oscar category for Best Visual Effects:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman
There’s not even competition here, either. Life of Pi has this shit locked. We’re already one up on our ballots.