'Gravity' nabs top visual-effects prize

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Alfonso Cuaron was honored with the Visionary Award last night at the 12th annual VES Awards, recognizing the best in visual special-effects — so it was no surprise that Gravity was also the ceremony’s big winner. Cuaron’s riveting outer-space thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, won six awards in total, including the top prize for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture.

Frozen won four awards, including Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture; Game of Thrones had three wins as well.

In the last five years, the winner of the top prize at the VES Awards has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Special Effects four times, including last year, when Life of Pi won both awards.

Click below for a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Gravity

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
The Lone Ranger

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — Smaug

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen — Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Gravity — Exterior

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen — Elsa’s Ice Palace

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Gravity

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
Gravity — ISS Exterior

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Gravity — Parachute and ISS Destruction

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Frozen — Elsa’s Blizzard

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Gravity

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones — “Valar Dohaeris”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
PETA – “98% Human”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Banshee – Pilot

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA – “98% Human”

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones – “The Climb”

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Commercial or Broadcast Program
“The Crew”

Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program
PETA — “98% Human”

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones – “The Climb”

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
Call of Duty — “Epic Night Out”

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game
Call of Duty: Ghosts

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Space Shuttle Atlantis

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Rugbybugs

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Dykstra

Visionary Award
Alfonso Cuarón

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