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Oscars 2016: VES Nominations

Okay, and now for the one guild I hate writing up, because they have too many categories and I have to cut most of them out just to deal with them. Visual Effects Society.

I cut most of the categories out because visual effects is such a major part of filmmaking now, in order for them to do their members justice, they need to have a million categories. But only like six to ten matter for me, so I only deal with the six to ten. And even then it’s a fucking chore, since there are all these categories, and a shortlist, and you don’t know which categories mean more than others — it’s chaos.

So here are your VES nominees: (more…)

Oscars 2015: VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society handed out their awards last night.

They have way too many categories to count, so I’ll only focus on the ones that matter.

It’s still a shit ton. But usually you can start to make some headway into what might win Best Visual Effects.

Here are your VES winners: (more…)

Oscars 2015: Visual Effects Society Nominations

VES announced their nominees today too. Which is both good and bad. Good, because another guild announced before nominations and that can help, and bad because they have a fuck ton of categories.

23 categories. That’s a lot to wade through. And since we’re only really dealing with the film ones, I’m skipping all the TV and extraneous categories entirely this year. Oscar nominations are tomorrow, I want to focus on that.

Here are your VES nominees: (more…)

Oscars 2014: VES Awards

Last night, they had the VES Awards. Which, normally, don’t usually mean a whole lot to me. Usually whichever movie is nominated for Best Picture wins. But this year, we don’t have one of those. So I actually need to look to this for possibly some guidance. Or not. I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

Here is your category for the Oscars: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

And here are your winners from the Visual Effects Society Awards: (more…)

Oscars 2014: VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society announced their nominations today. I thought they were coming tomorrow. But cool. One more to deal with and make my life easier for tomorrow, when my (incredibly long. Get ready, people. It’s… lengthy) Oscar nomination guesses article goes up.

Let’s get into them:

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



The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

X-Men: Days of Future Past (more…)

Oscars 2013: VES Awards

Appropriately, the Visual Effects Society Awards were announced last night.

And just in case there was any doubt — Gravity cleaned up. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature, Outstanding Created Environment in a Live-Action Feature, Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live-Action, Outstanding Models in a Feature (for the ISS Exterior), Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation (for the Parachute and ISS Destruction), and Outstanding Composting in a Feature.

The only categories it didn’t win were Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature, which went to The Lone Ranger (which it couldn’t win) and Outstanding Animated Character in a Live-Action Feature, which The Hobbit won for Smaug. Mostly because Sandra Bullock wasn’t an animated character in that movie, no matter what they want to tell us. So that makes sense.

Oh, and Frozen cleaned up in the Animated categories. It won Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature (Elsa), Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature (Elsa’s Ice Palace) and Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature (Elsa’s Blizzard).

That’s it. All but two of the awards went to either Frozen or Gravity. And one of them, neither of them could have won. So that’s pretty much a goddamn sweep. In case you thought anything else was winning either the Visual Effects or Animated Feature category.

Oscars 2013 Update: VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society announced their nominations today.

This is mostly meaningless, since we all know Gravity is winning the Oscar.

But, you know — we go over shit. Maybe we’ll figure out who that fifth nominee is going to be.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

 Or… not. Since that’s basically your Oscar category right there. (more…)