January 8, 2014

Congratulations to ILM and the supervision team for their BAFTA nomination: Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro and Nigel Sumner. Rodeo FX was honoured to team up with such talented and professional people, and contribute to this spectacular and visually innovative movie!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the 2014 BAFTA Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is part of the five finalists to compete in the 2014 Best Special Visual Effects category. The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and will be hosted by comedian Stephen Fry.

Special Visual Effects in 2014 – nominees

   The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

   Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds

   Gravity

   Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

   Iron Man 3

   Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick

   Pacific Rim

   Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner

   Star Trek Into Darkness

   Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

This BAFTA nomination for Pacific Rim is an excellent sign for the 2014 Oscars. As announced by the Academy last December, the movie made it to the final shortlist for the Best Visual Effects category. The five final Oscar nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Read more details about our work on Pacific Rim here.

For more info on BAFTA nominations:

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=39733

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/film