The Visual Effects Society (VES) has set January 28, 2011, as the date for its 9th Annual VES Awards in Los Angeles.

“We’re pleased to have such an early date for our show next year,” VES executive director Eric Roth said. “As trend setters, we think that the VES Awards are poised to set the tone for the entire awards season.

“Considering that this year started off with the Avatar bang and will end with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part I as well as Tron: Legacy, among other notable work in TV, animation, videogames and special venues, visual effects fans still have much to look forward to.”

This will be the third year in a row that VES will hold the event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.