Today another one of the Hollywood guilds announced their awards, which included the 2009 Star Trek movie. This one is no surprise as the Visual Effects Society nominated the new Star Trek in two categories. A good day for Trek, but a huge day James Cameron’s Avatar, which ended up with 11 nods. See details below.
Star Trek VFX nominated
Star Trek was nominated in two of the feature film categories. Best visual effects in a visual effects driven motion picture and Best matte paintings. Here are the details for Trek’s two categories.
Visual effects in a visual effects driven feature motion picture
Volker Engel, visual effects supervisor
Josh Jaggars, visual effects producer
Marc Weigert, visual effects supervisor
Richard Baneham, animation supervisor
Joyce Cox, VFX producer
Joe Letteri, senior visual effects supervisor
Eileen Moran, overall VFX producer
Stefanie Boose, VFX producer
Dan Kaufman, VFX supervisor
Peter Muyzers, on-set VFX plate supervisor
James Stewart, creature supervisor
Burt Dalton, special effects supervisor
Russell Earl, visual effects supervisor
Roger Guyett, visual effects supervisor
Shari Hanson, visual effects producer
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Scott Benza, Animation Director
Wayne Billheimer, visual effects producer
Scott Farrar, visual effects supervisor
John Frazier, special effects supervisor
Matte paintings in a feature motion picture
Jean-Luc Azzis, senior compositor
Peter Baustaedter, senior matte painter
Brenton Cottman, lead matte painter
Yvonne Muinde, lead matte painter
"Franklyn," "Meanwhile City Scapes"
Tania Richard, matte painter
Christoph Unger, matte painter
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
David Bassalla, TD
Emily Cobb, 3D artist
Tania Richard, matte painter
Brett Northcutt, digimatte lead
Shane Roberts, digimatte
Masahiko Tani, digimatte
Dan Wheaton, digimatte
Congrats to the Star Trek team for their nods.
Of course Star Trek is going up against Avatar in both categories. In fact, James Cameron’s Avatar ended up with a total of 11 VES nominations in 7 categories. Plus Cameron is being honored with a VES Lifetime Achievement Award. The eighth annual VES Awards will be handed out on Feb. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The complete list of nominees is available at THR.
Star Trek’s visual effects picks up two VES nominations
Star Trek 7 for 9 Guilds (so far)
The ACE nomination was the second guild nod on Monday for Star Trek, following the WGA nomination for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. However, Star Trek did not make it a trifecta, as American Cinematographers Society (ASC) also announced their nominees on Monday, but Star Trek’s Daniel Mindel didn’t make the list.
For those keeping score here is how Star Trek has done with the guild nominations so far (one one guild has announced winners):
- CSA: Best Casting (Studio Feature Film) [WON]
- SAG: Best Stunt Ensemble
- PGA: Best Picture
- DGA: no nomination
- ADG: Best Production Design (Fantasy)
- WGA: Best Adapted Screenplay
- ASC: no nomination
- ACE: Best Edited Film (Drama)
- VES: Best Visual Effects & Best Matte Painting
Winners for the the rest of the above are to be announced later in January and February. There are also upcoming announcements of guild nominations for sound and costumers.
VES nominations just the latest guild nods for "Star Trek"