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VES Award winners announced

VES Award winners announced
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Jon Creamer
14 February 2018

The Visual Effects Society (VES), has announced the winners of its annual awards for outstanding visual effects..

War for the Planet of the Apes was named photoreal feature film winner, earning four awards. Coco was named top animated film, also earning four awards.

Games of Thrones was named best photoreal episode and garnered five awards – the most wins of the night. Samsung; Do What You Can't; Ostrich by MPC won top honours in the commercial field, scoring three awards.

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige presented the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to producer-writer-director Jon Favreau. Academy-Award winning producer Jon Landau presented the Georges Méliès Award to Joe Letteri

UK winners included  Double negative who worked on winners Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049, MPC who created the Samsung Ostrich and Framestore who worked on Guardians of the Galaxy

Winners of the 16th Annual VES Awards

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
War for the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Ryan Stafford, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joel Whist

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode‚Ä®
Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall‚Ä®
Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Chris Baird, David Ramos, Sam Conway

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature‚Ä®
Coco‚Ä®
Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, David Ryu, Michael K. O’Brien

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich‚Ä®
Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Tomek Zietkiewicz, Amir Bazazi, Martino Madeddu

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature‚Ä®
Coco; Hèctor‚Ä®
Emron Grover, Jonathan Hoffman, Michael Honsel, Guilherme Sauerbronn Jacinto

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
War for the Planet of the Apes; Caesar‚Ä®
Dennis Yoo, Ludovic Chailloleau, Douglas McHale, Tim Forbes

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial‚Ä®
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich‚Ä®
David Bryan, Maximilian Mallmann, Tim Van Hussen, Brendan Fagan

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-‚ÄźTime Project‚Ä®
Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Drogon Loot Train Attack
Murray Stevenson, Jason Snyman, Jenn Taylor, Florian Friedmann

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
War for the Planet of the Apes‚Ä®
David Caeiro Cebrián, Johnathan Nixon, Chet Leavai, Gary Boyle

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature‚Ä®
Coco
Kristopher Campbell, Stephen Gustafson, Dave Hale, Keith Klohn

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-‚ÄźTime Project‚Ä®
Game of Thrones; The Dragon and the Wolf; Wall Destruction‚Ä®
Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, Sylvain Nouveau, Nathan Arbuckle

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project‚Ä®
Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters
Alex Funke, Steven Saunders, Joaquin Loyzaga, Chris Menges

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Assassin’s Creed Origins‚Ä®
Raphael Lacoste, Patrick Limoges, Jean-Sebastien Guay, Ulrich Haar

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
Blade Runner 2049; Los Angeles‚Ä®
Chris McLaughlin, Rhys Salcombe, Seungjin Woo, Francesco Dell’Anna

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Coco; City of the Dead ‚Ä®
Michael Frederickson, Jamie Hecker, Jonathan Pytko, Dave Strick

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-‚ÄźTime Project‚Ä®
Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall; Frozen Lake
Daniel Villalba, Antonio Lado, José Luis Barreiro, Isaac de la Pompa

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project‚Ä®
Hybrids‚Ä®
Florian Brauch, Romain Thirion, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
Dunkirk
Andrew Jackson, Mike Chambers, Andrew Lockley, Alison Wortman, Scott Fisher

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode‚Ä®
Black Sails; XXIX‚Ä®
Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Yafei Wu, David Wahlberg, Paul Dimmer

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature‚Ä®
War for the Planet of the Apes‚Ä®
Christoph Salzmann, Robin Hollander, Ben Warner, Beck Veitch

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode‚Ä®
Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Loot Train Attack‚Ä®
Dom Hellier, Thijs Noij, Edwin Holdsworth, Giacomo Matteucci

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial‚Ä®
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich‚Ä®
Michael Gregory, Andrew Roberts, Gustavo Bellon, Rashabh Ramesh Butani

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project‚Ä®
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Groot Dance/Opening Fight‚Ä®
James Baker, Steven Lo, Alvise Avati, Robert Stipp

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project‚Ä®
Avatar: Flight of Passage‚Ä®
Richard Baneham, Amy Jupiter, David Lester, Thrain Shadbolt


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