‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Avengers’ lead Visual FX noms

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The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, TV, commercials and more.

Avengers: Infinity War garnered the most feature film nomination with six. Incredibles 2 is the top animated film contender with five nominations and Netflix’s Lost in Space leads the broadcast field with six nominations.

As previously announced, the VES Visionary Award will be presented to acclaimed writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan. The VES Award for Creative Excellence will be presented to award-winning creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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“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.

He added, “We are seeing the best 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 17th Annual VES Awards in 24 categories are as follows:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Welcome to Marwen

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

12 Strong
Bird Box
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Outlaw King

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Altered Carbon; Out of the Past
Krypton; The Phantom Zone
Lost in Space; Danger, Will Robinson
The Terror; Go For Broke
Westworld; The Passenger

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

The Alienist; The Boy on the Bridge
The Deuce; We’re All Beasts
The First; Near and Far
The Handmaid’s Tale; June
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan; Pilot

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Age of Sail
Cycles
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Beyond Good and Evil 2
John Lewis; The Boy and the Piano
McDonald’s; #ReindeerReady
U.S. Marine Corps; A Nation’s Call
Volkswagen; Born Confident

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Beautiful Hunan: Flight of the Phoenix
Childish Gambino’s Pharos
DreamWorks Theatre Presents Kung Fu Panda
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Pearl Quest

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Thanos
Christopher Robin; Tigger
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Indoraptor
Ready Player One; Art3mis

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch; The Grinch
Incredibles 2; Helen Parr
Ralph Breaks the Internet; Ralphzilla
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Miles Morales

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Cycles; Rae
Lost in Space; Humanoid
Marvel’s Spider-Man; Doc Ock
Nightflyers; All That We Have Found; Eris

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial

McDonald’s; Bobbi the Reindeer
Overkill’s The Walking Dead; Maya
Peta; Best Friend; Lucky
Volkswagen; Born Confident; Bam

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Ant-Man and the Wasp; Journey to the Quantum Realm
Aquaman; Atlantis
Ready Player One; The Shining, Overlook Hotel
Solo: A Star Wars Story; Vandor Planet

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch; Whoville
Incredibles 2; Parr House
Ralph Breaks the Internet; Social Media District
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Graphic New York City

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

Cycles; The House
Lost in Space; Pilot; Impact Area
The Deuce; 42nd St
The Handmaid’s Tale; June; Fenway Park
The Man in the High Castle; Reichsmarschall Ceremony

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Aquaman; Third Act Battle
Echo; Time Displacement
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Gyrosphere Escape
Ready Player One; New York Race
Welcome to Marwen; Town of Marwen

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Avengers: Infinity War; Nidavellir Forge Megastructure
Incredibles 2; Underminer Vehicle
Mortal Engines; London
Ready Player One; DeLorean DMC-12
Solo: A Star Wars Story; Millennium Falcon

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Titan
Avengers: Infinity War; Wakanda
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Venom


Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch; Snow, Clouds and Smoke
Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet; Virus Infection & Destruction
Smallfoot
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

Altered Carbon
Lost in Space; Jupiter is Falling
Lost in Space; The Get Away
The Man in the High Castle; Statue of Liberty Destruction

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

Avengers: Infinity War; Titan
First Man
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Welcome to Marwen

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Altered Carbon
The Handmaid’s Tale; June
Lost in Space; Impact; Crash Site Rescue
Silicon Valley; Artificial Emotional Intelligence; Fiona

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

Apple; Unlock
Apple; Welcome Home
Genesis; G90 Facelift
John Lewis; The Boy and the Piano

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Chocolate Man
Proxima-b
Ratatoskr
Terra Nova

The VES Awards will be held on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Award-winning actor-comedian-author Patton Oswalt will once again host.

Source: Visual Effects Society

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