The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for its 13th annual awarding event. Read on for further details.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” led the nominations with a total of five. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” followed closely with four. Other films among the nominees include: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Interstellar,” “Maleficent,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture.
This year’s Visionary Award will be presented to J. J. Abrams, award-winning director-producer-writer of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Ridley Scott will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony. Scott was knighted in the 2003 New Year Honours. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2007. In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera. Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core, and thus I have always been immensely reliant on the expertise of our visual effects teams,” said Scott in a statement, as published on The Hollywood Reporter. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for directing — “Thelma & Louise,” “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down,” — as well as a Golden Globe, BAFTA and two Emmy Awards.
Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections — Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The awards will be held on Feb. 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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And that’s it for the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society nominations update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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