Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" was the big winner Wednesday evening at the 12th Visual Effects Society Awards in Beverly Hills.
"Gravity," which stars Sandra Bullock and is nominated for 10 Academy Awards including the picture, director and actress prizes, won six VES Awards. Among the categories it led were visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture, virtual cinematography in a live action feature motion picture and models in a feature motion picture.
Cuaron also received the VES Visionary Award, which was presented to him by Bullock.
Disney's "Frozen" dominated the animated feature categories, winning four honors including animation in an animated feature motion picture, animated character and FX and simulation animation in an animated feature motion picture.
The awards are handed out by an organization with about 3,000 members in 32 countries, the VES said.