Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stargate Universe: Visual Effects Society: 'Air' Nominated in 8th Annual VES Awards

At Visual Effects Society:

(Please follow the link for the complete list of nominees.)

VES Announces Nominees for 8th Annual VES Awards

Los Angeles, January 19, 2010 - The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for the 8th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 16, 2010, by numerous blue ribbon panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and San Francisco as well as at other facilities in London, Sydney and Vancouver.
“The Visual Effects Society is proud to present these nominations as the most outstanding work in the field this year,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society. “It’s important to keep in mind that it wasn’t machines that created these images but incredibly talented artists. We congratulate them all and look forward to seeing who is chosen as the best of the best at the awards show in February.”

As previously announced, this year James Cameron will be honored with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Ed Catmull with the Georges Méliès Award for pioneering.

The 8th Annual VES Awards will take place on Feb. 28, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

The nominees for the 8th Annual VES Awards (include):

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series


Shannon Gurney, VFX Producer

Andrew Karr, CGI Supervisor

Mark Savela, VFX Supervisor

Craig Vandenbiggelaar, Digital Effects Supervisor


NOTE: This will be the 4th nomination from the Visual Effects Society for the Stargate Franchise. Stargate SG-1 received two nominations, in 2003 for 'Revelations,' and in 2005 for 'Lost City, Part 2,; Stargate Atlantis received a nomination in 2005 for 'Rising.'