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    'Inception', 'How to Train Your Dragon' big winners at Visual Effects Society Awards

    'Inception' Tops Visual Effects Society Awards


    Christopher Nolan's film takes home four trophies,
    while "How to Train Your Dragon" sweeps
    the feature animation categories.

    Inception took top honors at the ninth annual Visual Effects Society Awards, winning the top category of outstanding visual effects in a VFX-driven feature, as well as three other awards.

    How to Train Your Dragon swept the feature animation categories, winning a total of three, including outstanding animation in an animated feature, at the ceremony held Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton.

    Additional winners in the feature categories included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Hereafter. Hereafter won outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature, and Harry Potter won outstanding animated character in a live-action feature.

    The VES Awards point the way toward the eventual winner of the best visual effects Oscar. Each year since the VES Awards were established in 2002, the winner in the top category has gone on to win the visual effects Oscar, with just two exceptions. In 2005, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won the VES Award, and Spider-Man 2 earned the corresponding Oscar, and in 2008, Transformers won the VES Award, and The Golden Compass claimed the Oscar with a surprise win.

    In past years, the Academy's visual effects branch nominated three films in the category. This year for the first time, the Academy nominated five in the VFX category, and insiders will be watching how this broader selection might affect the outcome of the Oscar race.

    At the VES Awards, Christopher Nolan was also honored as the recipient of the inaugural VES Visionary Award and Ray Harryhausen was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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    Re: 'Inception', 'How to Train Your Dragon' big winners at Visual Effects Society Awa

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    [CENTER][B][SIZE=6]Hereafter won outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature
    Anyone able to explain what that means? I'd never heard the phrase before.

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    Re: 'Inception', 'How to Train Your Dragon' big winners at Visual Effects Society Awa

    Harry Potter, How to Train your Dragon and Inception all had great effects and looked great...as cool as Tron was I don't think the art for the movie was as we'll done as these three movies.

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    Re: 'Inception', 'How to Train Your Dragon' big winners at Visual Effects Society Awa

    Quote Originally Posted by Gone2Disneyland View Post
    Anyone able to explain what that means? I'd never heard the phrase before.
    It's an industry destinction, the rule for this is interesting and found on page 11 of the VES Awards rules
    VES Awards Forms & Instructions | Visual Effects Society

    The basis seems to be this, visual effects play a supporting, minor or background role in the telling of the story.

    And I'm proud to say that a cousin of mine was a winner for HBO's 'The Pacific', nice work Bill!
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    Re: 'Inception', 'How to Train Your Dragon' big winners at Visual Effects Society Awa

    ^ Thanks, ALIASd.

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