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Avatar' scoops with eleven Visual Effects Society nominations

MUMBAI: The Visual Effects Society has announced its nominations for its upcoming awards due to be held on 28 February in Los Angeles.


James Cameron‘s Avatar led the list of nominations by bagging up 11 nominations. Another 3D film Coraline followed with four nominations.
New Zealand-based Weta Digital, which worked on Avatar led the company noms with nine.


For visual effects in an effects-driven motion picture feature, the nominees are 2012, Avatar, District 9, Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. 


Nominations for supporting visual effects in a movie went to Angels & Demons, The Box, Invictus, The Road and Sherlock Holmes. 9, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Up were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature.


VES nominations in twenty categories, covering films, animation, TV, commercials and video games were chosen by blue-ribbon panels of VES members that met in Burbank, San Francisco and London.


As previously announced, Cameron will be honored with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and Pixar‘s Ed Catmull with the Georges Melies Award for pioneering.

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