Inception wins VFX BAFTA

Christopher Nolan's Inception picked up the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects at last nights award ceremony. The film's VFX were created by London-based Double Negative, and founding member Paul Franklin -- who was the film's overall VFX supervisor -- was there to receive the award along with Double Negative's VFX Supervisors on the film, Peter Bebb and Andrew Lockley.

"This is a fantastic honour which recognises the huge amount of skill, effort and creativity that a team of over 250 artists and technicians put into the special visual effects of Inception," said Franklin. "As the project's VFX supervisor I was lucky enough to work with a truly gifted team of people who were able to bring to life the extraordinary vision of Christopher Nolan. I am very grateful to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts who gave us a truly special moment on Sunday evening."

Co-VFX supervisor, Andrew Lockley, concurred with Franklin, saying "Last night was an amazing and very surreal evening, I couldn't quite believe it when they called Inception as the winner! I didn't stop grinning for the rest of the evening. A huge thank you to the whole DNeg Inception crew, and to Matt Plummer and his production team for all their incredible work."

Also receiving the award was the film's SFX Supervisor, Chris Corbould.

Inception won 3 awards at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards, including Special Visual Effects, Sound and Production Design.

Double Negative's work on the film also recently received three Visual Effects Society awards and has been nominated for the Visual Effects Oscar in the forthcoming Academy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on February 27.

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