Visual Effects Society Announces Nominations

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"Inception" and "Boardwalk Empire" top the film and TV categories, respectively.

With four nominations, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures' Inception led the film categories as the Visual Effects Society announced its nominations for its ninth annual VES Awards on Monday, but HBO's Boardwalk Empire did Inception one better by dominating with five nominations in the TV categories.

In the category of outstanding visual effects in a visual-effects driven motion picture, the VFX team behind Inception was nominated alongside the visual effects artists for Iron Man 2, Tron: Legacy, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

The feature films nominated for their supporting visual effects are Green Zone, Salt, Hereafter, Black Swan and Robin Hood.

On the TV side, Boardwalk was cited for its supporting effects along with the series The Walking Dead, Human Target, Undercovers and Lost.

The effects-driven series that scored nominations are Caprica, No Ordinary Family, V, The Event and Stargate: Universe.

Last Day of the Dinosaurs, Inside the Perfect Predator, The Pacific, Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa and America -- Story of Us were nominated in the miniseries, movie or special category.

Turning its attention to outstanding animation in an animated feature, the VES nominated Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, Shrek Forever After and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

The awards, which cover 24 categories in film, animation, TV, commercials and videogames, will be handed out at a Feb. 1 dinner at the Beverly Hilton and will air on Reelzchannel on Feb. 19.

Christopher Nolan will be honored at the event with the inaugural VES Visionary Award, and Ray Harryhausen will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A full list of nominees can be found at