February 5, 2013 – Brave Wins Four Awards at the 11th Annual VES Awards
“Each year, we put a spotlight on artists’ acheivements in visual effects that today more than ever define the experience of going to the cinema.” – Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society
On February 5, 2013, the 11th Annual Visual Effect Society (VES) Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Brave tied with Life of Pi as the most honored films of the evening, each winning four awards. Brave’s awards included Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture for Mark Andrews, Steve May, Katherine Sarafian, and Bill Wise; Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture for Travis Hathaway, Olivier Soares, Peter Sumanaseni, and Brian Tindall for the design of Merida; Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture for Tim Best, Steve Pilcher, Inigo Quilez, and Andrew Whittock’s design of the forest; and Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture for Chris Chapman, Dave Hale, Michael K. O’Brien, and Bill Watral.