Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..L to R: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper).and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been nominated for two awards by the Visual Effects Society. The James Gunn film received nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project.

The latter nomination is specifically for the opening title sequence with Baby Groot dancing as his fellow Guardians do battle, which was a single virtual shot.

The Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! ride at Disney’s California Adventure was also nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project.

GotG Vol. 2 remains in contention for an Oscar® nomination for its visual effects as well as makeup and hairstyling. The nominations will be announced next Tuesday, January 23.

Via: James Gunn