9 January 2013 3:20 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian effects house Fuel VFX has added a British Academy Film Awards nomination for its work on Ridley Scott.s Prometheus following its recent nod from the Visual Effects Society.

Fuel co-founder Paul Butterworth was nominated alongside non-Fuel nominees Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, and Trevor Wood. Fuel, one of the three lead visual effects vendors on the latest installment in the Aliens franchise, delivered more than 200 visual effects shots. The company, which is now part of Animal Logic after facing a near-catastrophic cash-crunch last year, created the .Orrery. (an interactive 3-dimensional map of the known universe), the holographic 'Engineer' characters, and the 'Holotable' on the Prometheus' bridge.

Its work also received two nominations in the peer-reviewed Visual Effects Society Awards. Fuel.s BAFTA and Ves nominations mean it is likely to also receive an Academy Award nomination, which will be announced January 10 (Us time). The Oscar shortlist for visual effects includes: The Amazing Spider-Man, »

- Brendan Swift

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