Framestore Enters The Awards Race With A Run of Nine VES and Annie Nominations

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· VES Award Nominations recognise visual effects work for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Top Gun: Maverick, Beast and Slumberland, with Beast also acknowledged by the Annie Awards.
· Immersive attractions Jumanji: The Adventure and Avengers: Quantum Encounter secure nominations for ‘Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue.’
· Nominations come in the wake of last week’s Oscars VFX ‘Bake Off’ featuring Top Gun: Maverick, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

London & Montreal Wednesday, 18 January 2023: Today, global VFX and creative studio Framestore starts this year’s award season with nine nominations following announcements from the Visual Effects Society (VES) and Annie Awards. The projects shortlisted - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Top Gun: Maverick, Beast and Slumberland - underline the company’s rich heritage in creating emotionally compelling creature performances, photo-realistic effects and world-building environments. Jumanji: The Adventure and Avengers: Quantum Encounter also nod to the success of Framestore’s Immersive business, pioneering entertaining and adrenaline-fuelled interactive experiences.

Framestore VES Award nominations:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Top Gun: Maverick
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project - Jumanji: The Adventure and Avengers: Quantum Encounter
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature - Beast and Slumberland
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project - Top Gun: Maverick
Outstanding Compositing and Lighting in a Feature - Top Gun: Maverick

Framestore Annie Award Nominations:

Best Character Animation - Live Action – Beast

“These nominations represent the hard work of teams that span geographies and disciplines while also operating during a time of notable change,” explains Framestore CEO, Mel Sullivan. “They also speak to the culture of our company, the pride we have in building collaborative teams that solve problems, supporting each other and our clients. We invest in our people and technology; we are committed to R&D and we take risks which, after decades of working alongside some of the world’s greatest storytellers, can be seen in the brilliant work entered and nominated here. Lots more to come.”

Framestore is an award-winning creative studio that blends creative excellence with ground-breaking technical innovation to consistently deliver exceptional visual storytelling. These nominations follow last week’s VFX ‘bake-off’ where two Framestore creative teams made the case for Top Gun: Maverick and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore as contenders for this year’s ‘Best Visual Effects’ Oscar with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, another Framestore project, in the running too. Each could also be up for a BAFTA, with nominations set to be announced on Thursday.

For more information visit www.framestore.com

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Media Contacts:

Film and Episodic
Victoria Stockdale
T: +44 (0)20 7344 8000
E: victoria.stockdale@framestore.com


Immersive Experiences
Hannah Sinha
T: +44 (0)20 7344 8000
E:hannah.sinha@framestore.com


Notes to Editors

About Framestore
Framestore is a BAFTA, Cannes Lion, Emmy and Oscar award-winning creative studio known for bringing extraordinary ideas to life across genre defining film and TV, iconic advertising campaigns and pioneering immersive experiences.

Home to over 3000 creatives, artists, producers and technologists across offices in London, Montreal, Vancouver, Mumbai, Melbourne, LA, Chicago and New York, Framestore is known for blending creative excellence with ground-breaking technical innovation.

Famous for Oscar winning VFX work on Gravity, The Golden Compass and Blade Runner 2049 and bringing to life iconic TV ads including Long Live the Prince, Geico Gecko and Audrey Hepburn for Galaxy, the imaginative use of innovative technologies underpins the company’s barrier breaking output.

The company’s ambitious slate of recent and upcoming projects includes The Little Mermaid, Barbie, Mickey 17, His Dark Materials S3, 1899, Lockwood & Co, 65, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, White Noise, Peter Pan & Wendy, Loki S2, Wonka, Wheel Of Time S2, The Crown S5, Borderlands, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods and Paddington In Peru.