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Visual Effects Society (VES) Nominations: Star Wars Leads with Seven Mentions

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leads with SEVEN nominations;
San Andreas and The Walk Grab Four Apiece

Los Angeles (January 12, 2016) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes 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.  Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections – Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

As previously announced, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott.  The Visionary Award will be presented to acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Mead.

“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 nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards in 23 categories are as follows:

FEATURE FILM

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Furious 7

San Andreas

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

In The Heart of The Sea

Bridge of Spies

The Walk

Everest

The Revenant

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

The Walk; World Trade Center

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard

Ant-Man; The Microverse

Jurassic World; Jungle Chase

Tomorrowland; Tomorrowland Center

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Maz

The Revenant; The Bear

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk

Chappie; Chappie

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Ant-Man; Macro Action

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; Underwater Torus Chamber

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard

The Walk; Towers Walk

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

San Andreas; Los Angeles Destruction

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Tomorrowland

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant; Bear Attack

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; BB-8

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster

Everest; Mt. Everest

Jurassic World; Indominus Rex

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Mad Max: Fury Road; Toxic Storm

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk vs Hulkbuster

San Andreas; Hoover Dam / San Francisco Tsunami

San Andreas; Los Angels Destruction

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Starkiller Base

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

The Peanuts Movie

Inside Out

Anomalisa

Hotel Transylvania 2

The Good Dinosaur

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

The Peanuts Movie; Snoopy

The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown

Inside Out; Joy

The Good Dinosaur; Spot

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

The Good Dinosaur; The Farm

Inside Out; Imagination Land

The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood

Shaun the Sheep Movie; Under the Arches

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

The Good Dinosaur

Home

TELEVISION

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Vikings; To the Gates

Black Sails; XVIII

Penny Dreadful; And They Were Enemies

Daredevil; Speak of the Devil

Agent Carter; Now Is Not the End

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; Mother’s Mercy; Wounded Drogon

Game of Thrones; Dance of Dragons; Drogon Arena Rescue

SSE; Pier; Orangutan

Sainsbury’s; Mog

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

Game of Thrones; City of Volantis

Vikings; Paris

Game of Thrones; Drogon Arena

Black Sails; Charles Town Harbor

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Nezlamna; Sea Dogfight

Childhood’s End; Night Three

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Arabella

The Strain; Identity

Game of Thrones; The Dance of Dragons

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Vikings; To the Gates

Game of Thrones; Hardhome

Game of Thrones; Drogon Arena

Game of Thrones; Drogon Lair

OTHER MEDIA

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

The Order: 1886

Halo 5: Guardians

The Hobbit: A Thief in the Shadows

Destiny: The Taken King

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Ikea; T-shirts

Halo 5; The Hunt Begins

Audi; Birth

SSE; Pier

Game of War; Rooftop Alliance

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Goosebumps VR Adventure

Nike; The Neymar Jr. Effect

Kaka’s Great Adventure

Fast and Furious: Supercharged

SpongeBob SubPants

 

 

 

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

SSE; Pier

Halo 5: The Hunt Begins

Lipton; The Revolution in Tea

Game of Thrones; Hardhome

 

 

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

SSE; Pier

Game of War; Rooftop Alliance

Halo 5; The Hunt Begins

Under Armour; Rule Yourself

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Skål

Jagon

Citipati

Korser

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