Newswire: The Force Awakens won a bunch of visual effects awards, obviously

In what might be the single most boring outcome possible for a battle royale between bears, dinosaurs, and spaceman with laser swords, the Visual Effects Society handed out its awards today, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Game Of Thrones won the day. The two pop-culture giants pulled down four statues apiece, including “Outstanding Visual Effects” for their respective mediums, as well as awards for creating visually arresting virtual environments—the ship graveyard the Millennium Falcon darts through on Jakku in Star Wars, and the city of Volantis in Game Of Thrones. (Adorable sphere fans will be happy to know that BB-8 also snagged his own award, for “Outstanding Model.”)

Other awardees at this year’s ceremony—hosted by Patton Oswalt—include Star Wars’ late-year box office rival, The Revenant, which earned three awards, including one for its in-no-way-sexual bear attack. Over in animation, meanwhile, Pixar battled against itself …

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