'Avatar' tops visual effects awards

'Avatar' tops visual effects awards
"Avatar" earned six Visual Effects Society awards, including the top honor for outstanding visual effects in a VFX-driven feature, at the 8th annual Ves Awards.

Also Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Pixar Animation Studio's "Up" -- the leading contender in this year's animated feature Oscar race -- won three trophies: for outstanding animation, outstanding animated character and outstanding effects animation in an animated feature.

In addition to the top honor for outstanding visual effects, 3D scifi epic "Avatar" earned trophies for best single visual effect of the year, outstanding character animation in a live-action feature, outstanding matte paintings, outstanding models and miniatures, and outstanding created environment.

Since the Ves launched its awards in 2002, the winner of the top category has gone on to win the VFX Oscar each year but two. Those instances occurred in 2005, when "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" won the Ves trophy and
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