‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space’ take top honors at VES Awards

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Last night, the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video gamesand special venues.

Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 8th time to the more than 1000 guests.

According to a statement, the big winner was Avengers: Infinity War which was honored for the best visual effects of 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

In the television category, Netflix’s reboot of Lost in Space was named best photoreal episode and also garnered four awards. Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan won for supporting effects.

Among those presenting and in attendance were Jimmy Kimmel, who 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.

In the 16 years of the VES Awards’ existence, its top winner has gone on to win the Oscar 10 times. In recent years, though, the correlation has been slipping, with only two VES winners taking the Oscar in the last five years, and six in the last 10. This according to The Wrap.

The full list of winners are below:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:
First Man

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:
Lost in Space”: “Danger, Will Robinson”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Pilot

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project:
Age of Sail

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial:
John Lewis, The Boy and the Piano

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project:
Childish Gambino’s Pharos

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War: Thanos

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project:
Lost in Space: Humanoid

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial:
Volkswagen: Born Confident, Bam

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature:
“Ready Player One”: “The Shining,” Overlook Hotel

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Graphic New York City

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project:
Lost in Space: Pilot, Impact Area

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project:
Ready Player One: New York Race

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project:
Mortal Engines: London

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature:

Avengers: Infinity War: Titan

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature:
Avengers: Infinity War: Titan

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode:
Lost in Space: Impact, Crash Site Rescue

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial:
Apple: Welcome Home

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project:
Terra Nova

Source: Visual Effects Society

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