‘Avatar’ leads VES nominations

Posted by · 5:49 pm · January 18th, 2010

Zoe Saldana in AvatarNo surprises there.  James Cameron’s film landed 11 separate mentions from the Visual Effects Society (some more specifically indicated than others).  “2012” and “District 9” each landed three nominations, while “Sherlock Holmes” and “Star Trek” each landed two.

The nominees in the main field, “visual effects in a visual effects driven feature motion picture,” are:

“District 9”
“Star Trek”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Check out the rest of the nominees (feature film categories only) at our somewhat more streamlined Circuit page.

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  • 1 1-18-2010 at 6:15 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Why even bother with the faux suspense of visual effects awards this year?

  • 2 1-18-2010 at 8:26 pm

    Glenn said...

    I like how there’s “Avatar (Quarich’s Escape)” and then “Avatar” as if to say “everything else” in the individual category.

  • 3 1-18-2010 at 8:28 pm

    Joel said...

    Ditto, Glenn.

    The only loss I’d give it: Neytiri to Christopher Johnson. I said it.

  • 4 1-19-2010 at 2:21 am

    Glenn said...

    BTW I think I’m gonna officially dump Star Trek from my predictions and replace it with 2012. I can never get the sense of an I Robot like nomination for 2012 and it’s obviously done well with the visual effects people. The sort of shiny shiny effects.

    Although perhaps that’s also just because I don’t like “Star Trek” at all.

  • 5 1-19-2010 at 4:19 am

    Matsunaga said...

    Does this mean they will be the top 5 posssible nominees for Oscar VFX?

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Terminator salvation was the only shortlisted that was not included in the top nominees.

    I was hoping the first will make it though for using and utilizing VFX very well in the film..

  • 6 1-19-2010 at 12:23 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No, Matsunaga. There will only be three Oscar nominees. VES always nods five.

  • 7 1-19-2010 at 3:17 pm

    Best Animated Film - Avatar said...

    Since it is a 90% animated film with CGI created sets and characters, Avatar should have been in the animated film category. Proof is that it is nominated for visual effects for “best animated character.” It’ll get that. But it won’t win anything at the SAG awards nor acting Oscars for that same reason.

  • 8 1-19-2010 at 7:25 pm

    Glenn said...

    Of course it won’t win anything at the SAG Awards. Hard to do that when you’re not nominated for anything. What a bizarre argument.