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Visual effects draw nominations

Some movies that haven’t gotten a lot of attention this film awards season grabbed nods from the Visual Effects Society on Tuesday.

The society announced nominations in the following motion picture categories:

  • Visual effects in a visual-effects driven feature: “Gravity,” “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • Supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture: “Rush,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Lone Ranger,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “White House Down”
  • Animation in an animated feature motion picture: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University” and “The Croods”
  • Animated character in a live action motion picture: “Gravity,” Ryan; “Oz the Great and Powerful,” China Girl; “Pacific Rim,” Kaiju Leatherback; and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Smaug
  • Animated character in an animated motion picture: “Epic,” Bomba; “Epic,” Mary Katherine; “Frozen,” bringing the Snow Queen to life; and “The Croods,” Eep
  • Created environment in a live action motion picture: “Elysium,” Torus; “Gravity,” interior; “Gravity,” exterior; “Iron Man 3,” shipyard; and “Pacific Rim,” virtual Hong Kong
  • Created environment in an animated motion picture: “Epic,” pod patch; “Frozen,” Elsa’s ice palace; “Monsters University,” campus; and “The Croods,” the maze
  • Virtual cinematography in a live action feature motion picture: “Gravity,” “Iron Man 3,” “Man of Steel,” “Pacific Rim” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • Models in a feature motion picture: “Gravity,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Lone Ranger”
  • FX and simulation animation in a live action motion picture: “Gravity,” “Man of Steel,” “Pacific Rim” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
  • FX and simulation animation in an animated motion picture: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Epic,” “Frozen” and “The Croods”
  • Compositing in a feature motion picture: “Elysium,” “Gravity,” “Iron Man 3” (two nominations) and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Nominees in TV categories included “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Game of Thrones” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

Winners, including awards for video game and commercial categories, will be named Feb. 12.

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