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Visual Effects Society Awards Winners

February 9, 2019 | By

VES.2019The Visual Effects Society announced the winners at their annual VES Awards ceremony on February 5, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them. The artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world tell amazing stories, drive box office and demonstrate the pinnacle of creative and technical excellence.  The VES Awards is the only forum where this remarkable work is showcased and honored. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 8th time to the more than 1000 guests gathered to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories.

Jimmy Kimmel presented the VES Award for Creative Excellence to award-winning creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Evan Rachel Wood. The VES Visionary Award was given to acclaimed writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan, and Steve Carell presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar®-nominated producer and founder and CEO of Illumination Chris Meledandri.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created and executive produce the Emmy Award-winning GAME OF THRONES for HBO.

And the winners are:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War – Daniel DeLeeuw, Jen Underdahl, Kelly Port, Matt Aitken, and Daniel Sudick

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:
First Man – Paul Lambert, Kevin Elam, Tristan Myles, Ian Hunter, and JD Schwalm

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Joshua Beveridge, Christian Hejnal, Danny Dimian, and Bret St. Clair

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:
Lost in Space: “Danger, Will Robinson” – Jabbar Raisani, Terron Pratt, Niklas Jacobson, and Joao Sita

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: “Pilot” – Erik Henry, Matt Robken, Bobo Skipper, Deak Ferrand, and Pau Costa

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project:
Age of Sail – John Kahrs, Kevin Dart, Cassidy Curtis, and Theresa Latzko

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial:
John Lewis: The Boy and the Piano – Kamen Markov, Philip Whalley, Anthony Bloor, and Andy Steele

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project:
Childish Gambino’s Pharos – Keith Miller, Alejandro Crawford, Thelvin Cabezas, and Jeremy Thompson

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War; Thanos – Jan Philip Cramer, Darren Hendler, Paul Story, and Sidney Kombo-Kintombo

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Miles Morales – Marcos Kang, Chad Belteau, Humberto Rosa, and Julie Bernier Gosselin

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project:
Lost in Space: Humanoid – Chad Shattuck, Paul Zeke, Julia Flanagan, and Andrew McCartney

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial:
Volkswagen: Born Confident; Bam – David Bryan, Chris Welsby, Fabian Frank, and Chloe Dawe

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature:
Ready Player One: The Shining, Overlook Hotel – Mert Yamak, Stanley Wong, Joana Garrido, and Daniel-Ștefan 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, and 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, and Martin Bergquist

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project:
Ready Player One; New York Race – Daniele Bigi, Edmund Kolloen, Mathieu Vig, and Jean-Baptiste Noyau

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project:
Mortal Engines; London – Matthew Sandoval, James Ogle, Nick Keller, and Sam Tack

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War; Titan – Gerardo Aguilera, Ashraf Ghoniem, Vasilis Pazionis, and Hartwell Durfor

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Ian Farnsworth, Pav Grochola, Simon Corbaux, and Brian D. Casper

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project:
Altered Carbon – Philipp Kratzer, Daniel Fernandez, Xavier Lestourneaud, and Andrea Rosa

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War; Titan – Sabine Laimer, Tim Walker, Tobias Wiesner, and Massimo Pasquetti

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode:
Lost in Space: “Impact,” “Crash Site Rescue” – David Wahlberg, Douglas Roshamn, Sofie Ljunggren, and Fredrik Lönn

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial:
Apple; Welcome Home – Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon, and Peter Timberlake

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project:
Terra Nova ­– Thomas Battistetti, Mélanie Geley, Mickael Le Mezo, and Guillaume Hoarau

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For more information regarding the VES Awards please visit https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/17th-annual-ves-awards

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