January 21, 2014 5:50am PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Gravity,' 'The Great Gatsby' Among 3D Society's Noms for Top Live-Action Movie
Gravity, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Star Trek Into Darkness were nominated for outstanding live-action 3D feature film in the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society’s annual Creative Arts Awards, which will be held Jan. 28 at Warner Bros. Studios.
Nominated in the animated feature category are Frozen, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University and Turbo.
The winners in 20 categories will be announced during the ceremony. This will include a newly created honor for programs made in 4K resolution. Said Society president Jim Chabin: "We wanted to acknowledge those creative teams who have met the early challenges and produced great 4K work."
Also during the ceremony, the society’s Century Award will be presented to 3ality Technica and its founder and CEO, Steve Schklair. 3Ality's 3D camera systems have been used on films including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Great Gatsby, Stalingrad and Oz the Great and Powerful.
“The Century Award is presented to those individuals and companies who have indelibly left their mark on 3D’s first century,” awards chair Buzz Hays of the True Image Company said, citing 3Ality's pioneering work in both features and television.
Said Schklair in a statement: “Our entire team is honored and thrilled. We’ve worked hard to develop new technologies that make 3D shooting on 2D schedules possible, and that enable great filmmakers to tell better stories while not getting encumbered in the technology.”
As previously announced, Pixar Animation Studios will receive the Society’s Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence in 3D storytelling during the ceremony.