'Tintin,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Transformers' lead the VES Awards nominees

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The Visual Effects Society announced nominees today for its 10th Annual VES Awards. The Adventures of Tintin dominated the film list, with six nominations. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon were a close second with five apiece, followed by four nods for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Rango. In television, Boardwalk Empire scored four nominations, Game of Thrones was tapped in three categories, and Pan Am, Falling Skies, and Terra Nova each received two apiece. See the full list after the jump.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
Anonymous
Hugo
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Source Code
War Horse

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango
The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special
Finding Life Beyond Earth
Gettysburg
Inside the Human Body
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Falling Skies
Fringe
Planet Dinosaur
Terra Nova
The Bomber

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Boardwalk Empire — “Georgia Peaches”
Bones — “Tornado Case”
Breaking Bad — “Face Off”
Game of Thrones — “Winter is Coming”
Pan Am — “Pilot”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial
Dior J’adore
Jameson — “Fire”
Johnnie Walker — “Rock Giant”
Kia — “Share Some Soul”
Volkswagen — “Hedgehog”

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer
Audi A6 Avant — “Hummingbird”
Coca-Cola Siege
Diablo III: The Black Soulstone
Prey 2
Sony — “2 Worlds”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
“Amazin'”
“Humbugged! Rockettes to the Rescue”
“Star Tours: The Adventure Continues”
“Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle”
“Typhoon 360″

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –Part 2 — Ukranian Ironbelly
Paul — Paul
Rise of the Planet of the Apes — Caesar
The Thing — Edvard/Adam

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Puss In Boots — Puss
Rango — Rango
Rio — Nigel
The Adventures of Tintin — Tintin

Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Audi A6 Avant — Hummingbird
Canal + — The Bear
Carls Jr. — Robot
Game of Thrones — Fire and Blood

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Anonymous — London
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Hogwarts
Thor — Heimdall’s Observatory
Transformers: Dark of the Moon — 155 Wacker Drive

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Puss In Boots — The Cloud World
Rango — Main Street Dirt
The Adventures of Tintin — Bagghar
The Adventures of Tintin — Docks
The Adventures of Tintin — Pirate Battle

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Audi A6 Avant — Hummingbird
Boardwalk Empire — Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Game of Thrones — The Icewall
Pan Am — Pilot Worldport Terminal
Terra Nova — Terra Nova

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Thor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Rango
The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Gears of War 3 — Dust to Dust
Ghost Recon — Future Soldier “Camo Up”
Mattel: “Hot Wheels”
Once Upon A Time — Cinderella’s Courtyard

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Hogwarts School Buildings
Hugo — Train Crash
Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol — Parking Garage
Transformers: Dark of the Moon — Driller

Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Arrowhead Nature’s Fix
Boardwalk Empire
Falling Skies
Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Any World: “Jeep Call of Duty MWF3″
Boardwalk Empire — “Gimcrack & Bunkum”
Channel 4 — “Street Summer”
DirecTV — “Hot House”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
a.maize
Aquatic Bloom
Defective Detective
Hai Hase
Renee the Movie
We Miss You

This year, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award. The ceremony takes place on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton (home to the Golden Globes) and will be broadcast on the ReelzChannel.

Read more:
EW Full Coverage: Oscars 2012
‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Tree of Life,’ ‘Transformers’ make Oscar VFX short list
EW Review: The Adventures of Tintin

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