Inception was awarded top honors at the 9th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday night, walking away with the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. It also won in the three other categories it was nominated for: compositing, created environment, and models and miniatures.
Christopher Nolan, the director of the summer blockbuster, was honored at the ceremony with the first VES Visionary Award.
How to Train Your Dragon dominated as the big winner in animated film, winning for animation, effects animation, and animated character in an animated feature for the dragon Toothless.
Other major film winners included Hereafter for supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 for the animation of Dobby as Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture.
The HBO mini-series The Pacific topped in television categories, winning three awards including a top honor for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Mini-Series, Movie, or Special. SyFy’s Caprica was awarded for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series and Boardwalk Empire took home two awards for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Series and Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial.
For a complete list of winners, visit the Visual Effects Society online.