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"Half-Blood Prince" Film Nominated for Visual Effects Society Award

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Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2010, 01:49 PM

The "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film has been nominated in the 8th Annual VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards, "recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games."  The sixth Potter film recieved a nomination in the Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture category, along side such other films as "Avatar, "Franklyn," and "Star Trek."  The VES Award nominees where chosen by "numerous blue ribbon panels of VES members," and include such other visually stunning productions as "2012," "LOST," "9," Up," and "Coraline."

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

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1599 Points

yay hbp! really good movie :) i hope it wins! …and whats with the sorcerers stone icon.??? hmm. oh well. GO HBP!

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on January 21, 2010, 05:20 PM report to moderator
2525 Points


Posted by The Nerd on January 21, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
4565 Points

Yet another award. Good for them. Hope HBP wins.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 21, 2010, 10:05 PM report to moderator
3019 Points

I wasn’t that into Avatar, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I think that HBP was much better. Maybe I am a bit biased, but people can definitely see how the movies have improved since SS… Here’ hoping for a win!!!

Posted by Slytherins do it better on January 22, 2010, 01:26 AM report to moderator
646 Points

Woo go HBP!! :D

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on January 22, 2010, 03:46 AM report to moderator

Avatar was a visually stunning film in a ground-breaking way. That can’t be denied. The plot was typical Hollywood fare, but the plot was secondary, whereas in HBP the effects and visuals are fantastic, but the plot is what drives the film and is what we love. All this being said – who knows what the heck the “matte paintings” are anyway? Anyone know? Perhaps they’re actual paintings – and – if anyone has ever seen the paintings that are created before the HP sets are built – they’re pretty amazing. So – who knows?

Posted by sueml on January 22, 2010, 04:42 AM report to moderator
2168 Points

hope HP wins, of course. but its up there with some tough competition… fingers crossed for potter, anyway

Posted by MaggieNoise on January 22, 2010, 06:21 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

Yay for HBP!

4056 Points

Go HP! :D Well done!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on January 23, 2010, 06:12 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Cool! I wonder if Avatar will clean up?

Posted by Smitch on January 24, 2010, 05:30 AM report to moderator
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