At three metres tall, she is long and lithe with the strength of three men. Her character represents a huge milestone in VFX technology. She looks exceptionally real and gives a detailed performance that emotionally resonates with the audience.
Weta Digital tapped into their vast VFX toolbox and re-invented motion-capture animation. This included new techniques for using a virtual stage and camera where Zoe Saldana’s performance was translated to the digital character's performance in a real-time approximation of the final scene.
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Joe Letteri, Andrew R. Jones, Jeff Unay, Zoe Saldana