2018 VES Awards Winners

The Visual Effects Society presented the 16th Annual VES Awards. on February 13.

The VES 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 this work to life.”

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

War for the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri
Ryan Stafford
Daniel Barrett
Dan Lemmon
Joel Whist

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Dunkirk
Andrew Jackson
Mike Chambers
Andrew Lockley
Alison Wortman
Scott Fisher

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Coco
Lee Unkrich
Darla K. Anderson
David Ryu
Michael K. O’Brien

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall
Joe Bauer
Steve Kullback
Chris Baird
David Ramos
Sam Conway

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XXIX
Erik Henry
Terron Pratt
Yafei Wu
David Wahlberg
Paul Dimmer

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Raphael Lacoste
Patrick Limoges
Jean-Sebastien Guay
Ulrich Haar

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Tomek Zietkiewicz
Amir Bazazi
Martino Madeddu

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Avatar: Flight of Passage
Richard Baneham
Amy Jupiter
David Lester
Thrain Shadbolt

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature

War for the Planet of the Apes; Caesar
Dennis Yoo
Ludovic Chailloleau
Douglas McHale
Tim Forbes

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

Coco; Hèctor
Emron Grover
Jonathan Hoffman
Michael Honsel
Guilherme Sauerbronn Jacinto

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Drogon Loot Train Attack
Murray Stevenson
Jason Snyman
Jenn Taylor
Florian Friedmann

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial

Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
David Bryan
Maximilian Mallmann
Tim Van Hussen
Brendan Fagan

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Blade Runner 2049; Los Angeles
Chris McLaughlin
Rhys Salcombe
Seungjin Woo
Francesco Dell’Anna

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Coco; City of the Dead
Michael Frederickson
Jamie Hecker
Jonathan Pytko
Dave Strick

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

Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall; Frozen Lake
Daniel Villalba
Antonio Lado
José Luis Barreiro
Isaac de la Pompa

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Groot Dance/Opening Fight
James Baker
Steven Lo
Alvise Avati
Robert Stipp

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters
Alex Funke
Steven Saunders
Joaquin Loyzaga
Chris Menges

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

War for the Planet of the Apes
David Caeiro Cebrián
Johnathan Nixon
Chet Leavai
Gary Boyle

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Coco
Kristopher Campbell
Stephen Gustafson
Dave Hale
Keith Klohn

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

Game of Thrones; The Dragon and the Wolf; Wall Destruction
Thomas Hullin
Dominik Kirouac
Sylvain Nouveau
Nathan Arbuckle

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

War for the Planet of the Apes
Christoph Salzmann
Robin Hollander
Ben Warner
Beck Veitch

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Loot Train Attack
Dom Hellier
Thijs Noij
Edwin Holdsworth
Giacomo Matteucci

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
Michael Gregory
Andrew Roberts
Gustavo Bellon
Rashabh Ramesh Butani

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Hybrids
Florian Brauch
Romain Thirion
Matthieu Pujol
Kim Tailhades

Also, the VES Georges Méliès Award was presented to Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Joe Letteri, and the VES Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to producer-writer-director Jon Favreau.

2018 VES Awards Nominees

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards.

The VES 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 this work to life.”

Blade Runner 2049 and War For The Planet of the Apes received the most feature film nominations with seven each. Despicable Me 3 is the top animated film contender with five nominations and Game of Thrones leads the broadcast field with 11.

The winners will be announced February 13. Also, the VES Georges Méliès Award will be presented to Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Joe Letteri. The VES Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to producer-writer-director Jon Favreau.

The nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards in 24 categories follow the jump.

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15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

The 15th Annual VES Awards were presented by the Visual Effects Society on February  7.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, despite leading the film field with seven nominations, was shut out. On the other hand, HBO’s Game of Thrones dominated the TV categories with five wins out of 11 nominations.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • The Jungle Book

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • Kubo and the Two Strings   

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

  • Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

  • John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

  • The Jungle Book; King Louie           

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory; Hank  

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial

  • John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

  • Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon           

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

  • Doctor Strange; New York City       

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • Moana; Motonui Island      

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

  • Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

  • Uncharted 4               

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

  • The Jungle Book; Nature Effects    

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • Moana           

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

  • Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

  • The Jungle Book

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

  • Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure          

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

  • Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig        

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

  • Breaking Point          

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

  • The Jungle Book       

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

  • John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

  • Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell  

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • Deepwater Horizon

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

  • Black Sails; XX