‘Rogue One’ Lands 7 Visual Effects Society And 2 BAFTA Nominations

Awards season is well under way and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ has grabbed several nominations for upcoming Visual Effects Society (VES) and BAFTA 2017 award presentations. Read on for more details…


‘Rogue One’,  just passed the 900 million mark for worldwide box-office sales and should cross one billion by the end of its theatrical run in cinemas. First off, the Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for its 15th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday and ‘Rogue One‘ dominated the feature competition with 7 nominations. The film will also compete with Disney’s very own “Doctor Strange” which was nominated for 6 respectively.


Among the films nominations are ones for the digital re-creations of Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin. In the 2016, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was nominated for 7 awards and came away with four, for Special Visual Effects, Sound, Music, and Production Design.



Also, ‘Rogue One‘ is being honored with two nominations in the BAFTA film 2017 awards, in technical categories that include Make Up and Hair category and the other one in Special Visual Effects.  Fan favorite “La La Land” led the way with 11 nominations, “Nocturnal Animals” and the sci-fi drama “Arrival” grabbed 9 nominations with the first Harry Potter spin-off film “Fantastic Beasts” taking in another five. Last year, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was nominated for four awards and won two at the BAFTA.


The VES Awards will take place on February 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and the Bafta Awards are being held February 12, 2017 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.



Source: BAFTA.org and Visualeffectssociety.com



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8 thoughts on “‘Rogue One’ Lands 7 Visual Effects Society And 2 BAFTA Nominations

  • January 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Best dogfight since Jedi. I don’t think I’d have minded the Starkiller battle as much if it was done as well as the Scariff one.

    • January 12, 2017 at 1:51 am

      Much better than the dogfighting in TFA. That stupid tracking shot of Poe’s X-Wing at Max’s castle doing all sorts of crazy hero stunt shit is cringe worthy.

      • January 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

        I knew Abrams would drop the ball on that after seeing his Trek films.

  • January 11, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Makes a lot of sense, Rogue One did what most star wars films do: push the boundaries of visual effects

  • January 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Technically, yep, particularly the two digital reconstructions, they were quite impressive achievements, DESPITE the legion of low-info neckbeards claiming they looked like video game characters.

    • January 12, 2017 at 4:46 am

      Shenanigans! They looked like shit because I said so!!!

  • January 12, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Well deserved.

  • January 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Good job rogue one!

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