Avatar has earned 11 nominations from the Visual Effects Society (VES) and Coraline four ahead of the 8th Annual VES Awards on February 28.

2012, Avatar, District 9 (pictured), Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen are nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects In A Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture

Angels & Demons, The Box, Invictus, The Road and Sherlock Holmes are in the running for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In A Feature Motion Picture

The nominees for Outstanding Animation In An Animated Feature Motion Picture are: 9, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Coraline, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, and Up.

As previously announced, Avatar director James Cameron will receive the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr Ed Catmull will collect the Georges Melies Award for pioneering.  

For a complete list of nominees visit the official website.