2019 VES Awards Winners

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the winnersof the 17th Annual VES Awards on February 5. The awards recognize outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring about this work.

As previously announced, the VES Visionary Award was presented to writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan.  The VES Award for Creative Excellence was presented to creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War

  • Dan DeLeeuw
  • Jen Underdahl
  • Kelly Port
  • Matt Aitken
  • Dan Sudick

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

First Man

  • Paul Lambert
  • Kevin Elam
  • Tristan Myles
  • Ian Hunter
  • JD Schwalm

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  • Joshua Beveridge
  • Christian Hejnal
  • Danny Dimian
  • Bret St. Clair

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Lost in Space; Danger, Will Robinson

  • Jabbar Raisani
  • Terron Pratt
  • Niklas Jacobson
  • Joao Sita

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan; Pilot

  • Erik Henry
  • Matt Robken
  • Bobo Skipper
  • Deak Ferrand
  • Pau Costa

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Age of Sail

  • John Kahrs
  • Kevin Dart
  • Cassidy Curtis
  • Theresa Latzko

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

John Lewis; The Boy and the Piano

  • Kamen Markov
  • Philip Whalley
  • Anthony Bloor
  • Andy Steele

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Childish Gambino’s Pharos

  • Keith Miller
  • Alejandro Crawford
  • Thelvin Cabezas
  • Jeremy Thompson

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Thanos

  • Jan Philip Cramer
  • Darren Hendler
  • Paul Story
  • Sidney Kombo-Kintombo

Christopher Robin; Tigger

  • Arslan Elver
  • Kayn Garcia
  • Laurent Laban
  • Mariano Mendiburu

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Indoraptor

  • Jance Rubinchik
  • Ted Lister
  • Yannick Gillain
  • Keith Ribbons

Ready Player One; Art3mis

  • David Shirk
  • Brian Cantwell
  • Jung-Seung Hong
  • Kim Ooi

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Miles Morales

  • Marcos Kang
  • Chad Belteau
  • Humberto Rosa
  • Julie Bernier Gosselin

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Lost in Space; Humanoid

  • Chad Shattuck
  • Paul Zeke
  • Julia Flanagan
  • Andrew McCartney

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial

Volkswagen; Born Confident; Bam

  • David Bryan
  • Chris Welsby
  • Fabian Frank
  • Chloe Dawe

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Ready Player One; The Shining, Overlook Hotel

  • Mert Yamak
  • Stanley Wong
  • Joana Garrido
  • Daniel-Stefan Gagiu

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Graphic New York City

  • Terry Park
  • Bret St. Clair
  • Kimberly Liptrap
  • Dave Morehead

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Lost in Space; Pilot; Impact Area

  • Philip Engström
  • Kenny Vähäkari
  • Jason Martin
  • Martin Bergquist

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Ready Player One; New York Race

  • Daniele Bigi
  • Edmund Kolloen
  • Mathieu Vig
  • Jean-Baptiste Noyau

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Mortal Engines; London

  • Matthew Sandoval
  • James Ogle
  • Nick Keller
  • Sam Tack

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Titan

  • Gerardo Aguilera
  • Ashraf Ghoniem
  • Vasilis Pazionis
  • Hartwell Durfor

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  • Ian Farnsworth
  • Pav Grochola
  • Simon Corbaux
  • Brian D. Casper

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Altered Carbon

  • Philipp Kratzer
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • Xavier Lestourneaud
  • Andrea Rosa

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Titan

  • Sabine Laimer
  • Tim Walker
  • Tobias Wiesner
  • Massimo Pasquetti

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Lost in Space; Impact; Crash Site Rescue

  • David Wahlberg
  • Douglas Roshamn
  • Sofie Ljunggren
  • Fredrik Lönn

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

Apple; Welcome Home

  • Michael Ralla
  • Steve Drew
  • Alejandro Villabon
  • Peter Timberlake

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Terra Nova

  • Thomas Battistetti
  • Mélanie Geley
  • Mickael Le Mezo
  • Guillaume Hoarau

One thought on “2019 VES Awards Winners

  1. It’s really wonderful to see usually-unsung artists getting this sort of recognition. And I love that the trophy is an homage to Georges Méliès.

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