Gravity wins best VFX for Framestore among magnificent seven Oscar haul

Framestore VFX from Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Framestore VFX from Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)

They’ll be extending the trophy cabinet at Framestore this morning after Gravity scooped the Best Visual Effects award as well as a clutch of other Oscars, including Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and the Best Directing award. The Best Picture award went to 12 Years a Slave.

Framestore’s VFX work on Gravity won over strong contenders from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Into Darkness.

The Oscar joins a growing pile of other awards for the sci-fi drama, including six VES awards last month, including the top prize, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture.

Disney’s Frozen won best animated feature film, scooping the prize over The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, and Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises

The Best Animated Short Film award went to Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares for Mr. Hublot, with runners up including Feral, Get a Horse!, Possessions and Room on the Broom

The Guardian reported that in a repeat of the demonstration against the MPAA, with a focus on Life of Pi, around 540 VFX workers used the Oscars to highlight their protest in Los Angeles. Whereas last year the protest was against unfair treatment of workers in the VFX sector, Catherine Shoard reports that the focus of this year’s demonstration by the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals and Technicians (ADAPT), was on the withdrawal of subsidies.

View the full list of winners and nominees at The Oscars homepage

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