Disney's animated superhero adventure "Big Hero 6" was the big winner at the Visual Effects Society's 13th annual awards Wednesday night, claiming five trophies.
Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, "Hero" won VES honors for animation in an animated movie, performance of an animated character in an animated movie, created environment in an animated move, models in any motion media project and effects simulations in an animated movie.
Matt Reeves' post-apocalyptic sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" won three awards: for visual effects in a visual-effects-driven live-action movie, for performance of an animated character in a live-action movie and for compositing in a live-action movie.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu's black comedy "Birdman" won the award for supporting visual effects in a live-action movie, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film "Interstellar" won for created environment in a live-action movie, and Bryan Singer's superhero movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past" won for virtual cinematography in a live-action movie and effects simulations in a live-action movie.
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek Into Darkness," the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") received the VES visionary award.
Winners on the TV side included "Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story."
A full list of winners is available on the VES website.