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'Harry Potter,' 'Transformers,' 'Hugo' score VES Awards noms

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The Visual Effects Society announced nominees today for its 10th Annual VES Awards. The Adventures of Tintin dominated the film list, with six nominations. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon were a close second with five apiece, followed by four nods for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Rango. In television, Boardwalk Empire scored four nominations, Game of Thrones was tapped in three categories, and Pan Am, Falling Skies, and Terra Nova each received two apiece. See the full list after the jump.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

Captain America: The First Avenger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Anonymous

Hugo

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Source Code

War Horse

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Arthur Christmas

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss In Boots

Rango

The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special

Finding Life Beyond Earth

Gettysburg

Inside the Human Body

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Falling Skies

Fringe

Planet Dinosaur

Terra Nova

The Bomber

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Boardwalk Empire — “Georgia Peaches”

Bones — “Tornado Case”

Breaking Bad — “Face Off”

Game of Thrones — “Winter is Coming”

Pan Am — “Pilot”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial

Dior J’adore

Jameson — “Fire”

Johnnie Walker — “Rock Giant”

Kia — “Share Some Soul”

Volkswagen — “Hedgehog”

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer

Audi A6 Avant — “Hummingbird”

Coca-Cola Siege

Diablo III: The Black Soulstone

Prey 2

Sony — “2 Worlds”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

“Amazin'”

“Humbugged! Rockettes to the Rescue”

“Star Tours: The Adventure Continues”

“Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle”

“Typhoon 360”

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –Part 2 — Ukranian Ironbelly

Paul — Paul

Rise of the Planet of the Apes — Caesar

The Thing — Edvard/Adam

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Puss In Boots — Puss

Rango — Rango

Rio — Nigel

The Adventures of Tintin — Tintin

Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Audi A6 Avant — Hummingbird

Canal + — The Bear

Carls Jr. — Robot

Game of Thrones — Fire and Blood

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Anonymous — London

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Hogwarts

Thor — Heimdall’s Observatory

Transformers: Dark of the Moon — 155 Wacker Drive

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Puss In Boots — The Cloud World

Rango — Main Street Dirt

The Adventures of Tintin — Bagghar

The Adventures of Tintin — Docks

The Adventures of Tintin — Pirate Battle

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Audi A6 Avant — Hummingbird

Boardwalk Empire — Two Boats and a Lifeguard

Game of Thrones — The Icewall

Pan Am — Pilot Worldport Terminal

Terra Nova — Terra Nova

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

Hugo

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Thor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Rango

The Adventures of Tintin

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Gears of War 3 — Dust to Dust

Ghost Recon — Future Soldier “Camo Up”

Mattel: “Hot Wheels”

Once Upon A Time — Cinderella’s Courtyard

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 — Hogwarts School Buildings

Hugo — Train Crash

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol — Parking Garage

Transformers: Dark of the Moon — Driller

Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Arrowhead Nature’s Fix

Boardwalk Empire

Falling Skies

Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

Captain America: The First Avenger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Any World: “Jeep Call of Duty MWF3”

Boardwalk Empire — “Gimcrack & Bunkum”

Channel 4 — “Street Summer”

DirecTV — “Hot House”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

a.maize

Aquatic Bloom

Defective Detective

Hai Hase

Renee the Movie

We Miss You

This year, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award. The ceremony takes place on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton (home to the Golden Globes) and will be broadcast on the ReelzChannel.

Read more:

EW Full Coverage: Oscars 2012

‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Tree of Life,’ ‘Transformers’ make Oscar VFX short list

EW Review: The Adventures of Tintin

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