Recently Framestore received nine nominations from the Visual Effects Society, showcasing the diverse talent and range of projects across the global studio’s portfolio.
Three feature films worked on by Framestore are up for the award in Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature; Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Universal’s Welcome to Marwen and Disney’s Christopher Robin, with Framestore’s Chris Lawrence (Overall VFX Supervisor) and Michael Eames (Animation Director) nominated for their contribution to Christopher Robin. The film also landed a nomination in the Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature category for Tigger, with Framestore Compositor Thai-Son Doan recognised for his role on Welcome to Marwen, earning a nomination in Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature.
Nominations CEO William Sargent said, ‘It is with great pride that we see Framestore’s work acknowledged so widely by our peers at the Visual Effects Society. The range of work nominated at these prestigious awards showcases the diverse talent and artistry across our global offices and illustrates what we do at Framestore; bringing extraordinary ideas to life through craft, imagination and technology.’
Framestore’s trailblazing work in advertising is also celebrated, with both McDonald’s Reindeer Ready and U.S. Marine Corps A Nation’s Call up for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial. The full-CG Bobbi the Reindeer character from the McDonald’s film is up for Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial, while the studio’s advert for Apple, Welcome Home is nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial.
Framestore’s Television division is also represented, with a nomination in Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode with The Terror; Go For Broke.
The ambitious dark ride project for China’s Wanda Group, Pearl Quest, is also nominated at the awards in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project category, the second time Framestore has been up for this award.
The announcement follows the news that four films featuring work by Framestore have been shortlisted for the Academy Award in Visual Effects Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns, Welcome to Marwen with two film also being nominated for the BAFTA in Special Visual Effects for Avengers: Infinity War and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.