Wednesday, 8 February 2017


As predicted, The Jungle Book has aced it at the Visual Effects Society awards. Five wins were presented to Disney's live-action-ish remake, as the studio's fellow blockbuster Rogue One goes home empty-handed. Check out the VES' nominations at this link, and their winners in full below.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, J. D. Schwalm and Adam Valdez (The Jungle Book)

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Burt Dalton, John Galloway, Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton and Jason Snell (Deepwater Horizon)

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
Andrei Coval, Paul Story, Jack Tema and Dennis Yoo - 'King Louie' (The Jungle Book)

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
John Brennan, Robert Legato, Bill Pope and Gary Roberts (The Jungle Book)

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Jean Bolte, Kelvin Lau, Kevin Sprout and Kim Vongbunyong - 'Deepwater Horizon rig' (Deepwater Horizon)

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Tim Belsher, Jon Mitchell, Martijn van Herk and Adam Watkins - 'New York City' (Doctor Strange)

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Fabian Nowak, Ludovic Ramisandraina, David Schneider and Oliver Winwood - 'Nature effects' (The Jungle Book)

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
Matthew Adams, Masaki Mitchell, Christoph Salzmann and Max Stummer (The Jungle Book)

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Steve Emerson, Travis Knight, Brad Schiff and Arianne Sutner (Kubo and the Two Strings)

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature
Steven Clay Hunter, Jonathan Hoffman, Mark Piretti and Audrey Wong - 'Hank' (Finding Dory)

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Rob Dressel, Andy Harkness, Brien Hindman and Larry Wu - 'Motonui Island' (Moana)

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Marc Henry Bryant, David Hutchins, John M. Kosnik and Dale Mayeda (Moana)

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Johannes Franz, Alexander Richter, Nicole Rothermel and Thomas Sali (Breaking Point)