'Inception' Wins Highest Honors at the Visual Effects Society Awardsby: Posted:
Christopher Nolan’s film “Inception” won the main category during the 9th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards held at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday night.
The film was recognized for Outstanding Visual Effects in a VFX-driven Feature and won three other awards for its created environment, miniatures, and composting.
Christopher Nolan was honored with the Visual Effects Society Visionary Award, while Ray Harryhausen was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the organizers.
Meanwhile, the movie “How to Train Your Dragon” captured the Outstanding Animation Award in animated feature plus two other awards in the animation categories."Day & Night" took the Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" was honored with Outstanding Animated Character in a Live-Action Feature, while Clint Eastwood’s, “Hereafter” won the Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Feature.
Since the commencement of the Visual Effects Society Awards in 2002, recipients of the highest category have also won the statue for visual effects at the Academy Awards, except in 2005 and 2008.
In 2005, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” won the VES Award but “Spider-Man 2” won Oscars in the same category. The same thing happened in 2008.“Transformers” won the VES Award but the Oscar statue went to “The Golden Compass” by surprise.
Winners in Television include:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special -"The Pacific"
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series -"Caprica"
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program- "Boardwalk Empire"
Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial- “Citron C3 The Spacebox – Citro”
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program- "The Pacific" – The Battle of Iwo Jima
Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial- "Boardwalk Empire" – The Ivory Tower
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial- "The Pacific" – Peleliu landing