Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'The Force Awakens' Garners More Award Nominations For Sound & Visual Effects

By: Benjamin Hart

While Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens continues to take in millions at the box office all over the world, the film is also continuing to be honored with numerous award nominations for various aspects of its production. Most recently it was revealed that The Force Awakens had garnered a handful of nominations for visual effects and sound. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Force Awakens is leading the pack in the Visual Effects Society Awards after being nominated for seven awards. Behind Star Wars are a collection 2015 and 2016's biggest hits so far, including Furious 7, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Peanuts Movie and The Revenant.

The nominations with their respective scenes and artist are as follows:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
  • Roger Guyett, Luke O'Byrne, Patrick Tubach, Paul Kavanagh, Chris Corbould

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
  • Falcon Chase / Graveyard
  • Yanick Dusseault, Mike Wood, Justin van der Lek, Quentin Marmier

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
  • Maz Kanata
  • Joel Bodin, Arslan Elver, Ian Comley, Stephen Cullingford

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
  • Falcon Chase / Graveyard
  • Paul Kavanagh, Colin Benoit, Susumu Yukuhiro, Greg Salter

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
  • Jay Cooper, Marian Mavrovic, Jean Lapointe, Alex Prichard

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project
  • BB-8
  • Joshua Lee, Matthew Dentonm, Landis Fields, Cyrus Jam

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
  • Starkiller Base
  • Rick Hankins, Dan Bornstein, John Doublestein, Gary Wu

In addition, The Force Awakens has been nominated for a sound award by the Cinema Audio Society's 52nd annual awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. Fellow nominees include Bridge Of Spies, The Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant. Below is the list of nominated artists for The Force Awakens:

Motion Picture — Live Action
  • Production Mixer — Stuart Wilson
  • Re-recording Mixer — Andy Nelson, CAS
  • Re-recording Mixer — Chris Scarabosio
  • Scoring Mixer — Shawn Murphy
  • ADR Mixer — Charleen Steeves
  • Foley Mixer — Chris Manning

The Force Awakens certainly looked and sounded amazing, so these nominations are well deserved! Congratulations and good look to the cast & crew of Episode VII!

Sources: THR, THR

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