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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

15th Annual VES Award Winners


Yesterday the Visual Effects Society held the 15th Annual VES Awards, the yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories and herald the VES’s 20th anniversary.

The Jungle Book was named photoreal feature film winner, earning five awards.  Kubo and the Two Strings was named top animated film. Also director Taika Waititi presented the VES Visionary Award to acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso. Jim Morris, President, Pixar Animation Studios, presented the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston. Awards presenters included directors Gareth Edwards and Albert Hughes, Yara Shahidi, Auli’I Cravalho, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Brenton Thwaites.

Know visual effects in The Jungle Book are outstanding but for me the Academy general VFX category winner should be remarkable Doctor Strange, which undoubtedly is a movie with a more grown-ups story, made impact-full and spectacular thanks to vfx. But well, acknowledge that category favorite is The Jungle Book.

To check winners in all categories go official site here. Winners are in *BLUE.

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1/10/17
The Visual Effect Society Awards recognizes and honors most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who create them and today announced the nominees in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life.

The VES Awards will herald the organization’s milestone 20th anniversary.  The VES Awards will be held on February 7th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. As previously announced, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston. The Visionary Award will be presented to acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso.

The artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said Mike Chambers, VES Chair. “We are seeing best in field work that elevates the art of storytelling and engages the audience in new and innovative ways. The VES Awards is the only venue that showcases and honors these outstanding artists across a wide range of disciplines, and we are extremely proud of all our nominees!

The VES Student Award presented by Autodesk spotlights the year's most stellar work from budding VFX artists and innovators around the world, and we're proud to be a sponsor of the award again this year. The nominees' submissions are outstanding, and we look forward to collaborating with this fantastic organization to recognize and celebrate this next generation of filmmakers," said Chris Bradshaw, Autodesk’s Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story leads with seven (7) nominations followed by Doctor Strange and The Jungle Book with six (6) each; also with six nominations is the top animated film contender, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Nominees in 24 categories were selected by VES members via events hosted by its ten sections, including Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.  Here are the nominees in the Motion Picture categories.

Live Action Feature Motion Picture (Photoreal Feature)

Outstanding Visual Effects
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
*The Jungle Book

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects
Allied
*Deepwater Horizon
Jason Bourne
Silence
Sully

Outstanding Created Environment
Deadpool, Freeway Assault
Doctor Strange, London
*Doctor Strange, New York City
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,  Scarif Complex

Outstanding Animated Performance
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Niffler
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Grand Moff Tarkin
*The Jungle Book, King Louie
The Jungle Book, Shere Khan
Warcraft, Durotan

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography
Doctor Strange, New York Mirror Dimension
Game of Thrones, Battle of Bastards
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Space Battle
*The Jungle Book

Outstanding Compositing
Doctor Strange, New York City
Independence Day: Resurgence, Under the Mothership
*The Jungle Book
X-Men: Apocalypse, Quicksilver Rescue

Outstanding Effects Simulations
Alice Through the Looking Glass, Rust
Doctor Strange, Hong Kong Reverse Destruction
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jedha Destruction
*The Jungle Book, Nature Effects

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
*Deepwater Horizon, Deepwater Horizon Rig
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Princess Leia
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Destroyer
Star Trek Beyond, Enterprise

Animated Motion Picture

Outstanding Visual Effects
Finding Dory
*Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Little Prince
Zootopia

Outstanding Animated Performance
*Finding Dory, Hank
Kubo and the Two Strings, Kubo
Kubo and the Two Strings, Monkey
Moana, The Mighty Maui

Outstanding Created Environment
Finding Dory, Open Ocean Exhibit
Kubo and the Two Strings, Hanzo's Fortress
Kubo and the Two Strings, Waves
*Moana, Motonui Island

Outstanding Effect Simulations
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings, Water
*Moana
Zootopia

To read nominees in TV and other media go official site here. Awards ceremony will be on February 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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