'Rogue One' and 'Game of Thrones' Nominated for a Ton of Visual Effects Awards

Author Thumbnail BY Caitlin Donovan - January 10, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been nominated for a huge amount of visual effects society awards, Deadline reports. It has more nominations than any other film. In total, it has been nominated for seven categories. 

The nominations include one for Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature for the movie's work with Grand Moff Tarkin. The CGI recreation of Princess Leia and the Star Destroyer earned a nomination for Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project. The Scarif complex scenes were nominated for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature 

The battles in space earned a nomination for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project .The destruction of Jedha netted the Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature nomination. Finally, Rogue One overall earned a nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature.
 
Game of Thrones also creamed the competition when it came to nominations, netting 11 nominations, which is two more than the show got last year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also got seven nominations last year and won four awards. The VES awards will be held on February 7.
 
Both Rogue One and Game of Thrones have amazing visual effects, so they deserve their nominations. Would you like to see them sweep the awards? Or is there another project you feel is more deserving?
 
Read: Rogue One, Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts Earn BAFTA Nominations

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