"The Boxtrolls" promotional poster courtesy Focus Features, via EPK.TV .
“The Boxtrolls” promotional poster courtesy Focus Features, via EPK.TV .
“The Boxtrolls” promotional poster courtesy Focus Features, via EPK.TV .

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Boxtrolls” and “Big Hero 6” earned a leading five nominations each today for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, while “Interstellar” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” earned four.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Interstellar” and “The Hobbit” will compete for the honor for outstanding effects in an effects-driven live action film, along with “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Maleficent” and “X- Men: Days of Future Past.”

“Big Hero 6” and the “The Boxtrolls” will compete for outstanding animation in a film, with “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Rio 2” and “The Lego Movie.”

Nominated for outstanding supporting visual effects in a live-action film were “Birdman,” “Divergent,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game” and “Unbroken.”

The VES awards will be presented Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton.

During the ceremony, director J.J. Abrams will be presented with the society’s Visionary Award. The organization had planned to present Ridley Scott with a lifetime achievement award, but the presentation was postponed due to a change in Scott’s production schedule.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

— “Guardians of the Galaxy”

— “Interstellar”

— “Maleficent”

— “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

— “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

— “Divergent”

— “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

— “The Imitation Game”

— “Unbroken”

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

— “Big Hero 6”

— “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

— “Rio 2”

— “The Boxtrolls”

— “The Lego Movie”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program

— “Constantine,” A Feast of Friends

— “Game of Thrones,” The Children

— “Hemlock Grove”

— “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

— “The Flash”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program

— “American Horror Story Freak Show,” Edward Mordrake, Part 2

— “Black Sails,” Episode 1

— “Crossbones”

— “Penny Dreadful,” Seance

— “Ripper Street,” Whitechapel Terminus

Outstanding Real-Time Visuals in a Video Game

— “Alien: Isolation”

— “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”

— “inFAMOUS: Second Son”

— “Sunset Overdrive”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

— “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” Discover Your Power

— “Destiny,” Become Legend

— “ESA,” Ambition

— “General Electric,” Childlike Imagination

— “SSE,” Maya

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

— “Hubei in the Air”

— “Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquee de Remy”

— “Star Journey”

— “The Hogwarts Express”

— “The Lost Temple”

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Caesar

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Koba

— “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Rocket

— “Maleficent,” Thistlewit

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

— “Big Hero 6,” Baymax

— “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” Hiccup

— “Rio 2,” Gabi

— “The Boxtrolls,”

Archibald Snatcher Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

— “Freesat Freetime,” Sheldon

— “Game of Thrones,” Drogon

— “John Lewis,” Monty the Penguin

— “SSE,” Maya

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Triskelion Headquarters

— “Interstellar,” Tesseract

— “Lucy,” Times Square

— “Noah,” Antediluvian Earth

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

— “Big Hero 6,” Into the Portal

— “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” Oasis

— “The Book of Life,” Magical Land of the Remembered

— “The Boxtrolls,” Boxtroll Cavern

Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

— Coca-Cola, Snowy Forest

— “Game of Thrones,” Braavos Establisher

— “Penny Dreadful,” Seance

— “War Thunder,” Battlefield

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

— “Edge of Tomorrow,” Beach and Paris Attacks

— “Interstellar,” Tesseract

— “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Kitchen Scene

Outstanding Models in any Motion Media Project

— “Big Hero 6,” City of San Fransokyo

— “The Boxtrolls,” Mecha-Drill

— “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Laketown

— “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Knightship

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Helicarrier Broadside and Crash

— “Edge of Tomorrow,” Destruction and Sand

— “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

— “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Quicksilver Pentagon Kitchen

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

— “Big Hero 6”

— “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” The Battle

— “The Boxtrolls”

— “The Lego Movie”

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game

— “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

— DirecTV, Landing

— “SSE,” Maya

— “Vikings,” Invasion Storm Sequence

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

— “Edge of Tomorrow,” Beach

— “Interstellar,” Water

— “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program

— “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Edward Mordrake, Part 2

— “Game of Thrones,” Wight Attack

— “Game of Thrones,” The Watchers on the Wall

— “The Knick,” Abigail’s Nose

— “Vikings,” Invasion

Outstanding Compositing in a in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial

— Destiny Become Legend

— Kia The Truth

— Nike Hypervenom “Mirrors ft. Neymar Jr.”

— “SSE”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

— “Deep Dance”

— “Dragon Clan”

— “Murphy”

— “Wrapped”

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