6. Februar 2019 Johannes Wolters

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 17th Annual VES Awards

Avengers: Infinity War Garners Top Feature Film; Spider‐Man: Into the Spider‐Verse is Top Animated Feature Film; Lost in Space Leads the Broadcast Wins

Los Angeles (February 5, 2019)–Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 17thAnnual VES Awards, the prestigious 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 for the 8th time to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories. Avengers: Infinity War was named the photoreal feature winner, garnering four awards. Spider‐Man: Into the Spider‐Versewas named top animated film, winning four awards. Lost in Space was named best photoreal episode and also garnered four awards.

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 presented the VES Visionary Award 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. Awards presenters also included: James Marsden, Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo, legendary director-producer Roger Corman, Allen Leech, Suzanne Cryer, Thomas Middleditch and Sydney Sweeney.

Winners of the 17thAnnual VES Awards are as follows:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Avengers:

Infinity War

Daniel DeLeeuw

Jen Underdahl

Kelly Port

Matt Aitken

Daniel 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

 

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

JuliaFlanagan

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-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

Dave Morehead

 

Outstanding CreatedEnvironment 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 Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War

Daniel DeLeeuw

Jen Underdahl

Kelly Port

Matt Aitken

Daniel Sudick

 

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

 

About the Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society is a professional global honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. It is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended global community of visual effects practitioners, including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives. VES’ almost 4,000 members in 40 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment –film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games, new media and special venues.

To learn more about the VES, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com and follow us on Twitter: @VFXSociety.

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