"Half-Blood Prince" Film Nominated for Visual Effects Society Award
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.
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!!!
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?
hope HP wins, of course. but its up there with some tough competition… fingers crossed for potter, anyway