Entornointeligente.com / Variety / Portending a possible Oscar win, ” War for the Planet of the Apes ,” pictured above, was named photoreal feature film winner at the 16th annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday evening, earning four honors.
” Coco ” continued its juggernaut winning streak and took the honor of top animated feature film; it also earned four awards. Awards stalwart “Games of Thrones” got the trophy for best photoreal episode and garnered five awards – the most wins of the night.
In the area of commercials, Samsung’s “Do What You Can’t; Ostrich” won top honors, scoring three awards. These top four contenders collectively garnered 16 of the 24 awards for outstanding visual effects at the packed-house event, which took place at the Beverly Hilton.
In individual honors, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, presented the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to producer-writer‐director Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” the upcoming “The Lion King”) and producer Jon Landau gave the Georges Méliès Award to Weta Digital visual effects maestro Joe Letteri , whose work spans “Avatar,” the “Lord of the Rings” franchise and the “Planet of the Apes” series.
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Letteri’s introduction was accompanied by four videos of praise from actor Andy Serkis, who plays Cesar in the “Apes” trilogy, and industry pillars Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and James Cameron.
In accepting his trophy, Favreau fully credited his collaborators: “You’re giving me an award for all the work that you did,” he said.
Speaking to a largely male crowd, VES executive director Eric Roth addressed the elephant in the room that occupies most awards season events these days. “We need more women in the industry, in visual effects, and in positions of power,” he said.
Awards presenters included fan favorite “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill, who made a surprise appearance; ” Coco ” director Lee Unkrich; ” War for the Planet of the Apes ” director Matt Reeves; composer Diane Warren; and actors Jaime Camil, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth Henstridge, Sydelle Noel, Katy Mixon and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.
Comedian Patton Oswalt served as VES Awards host for the 7th time to the more than 1,000 guests. The prizes recognize outstanding visual effects in film, animation, TV, commercials, videogames and special venues.
The full list of winners:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri , Ryan Stafford, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joel Whist
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Dunkirk Andrew Jackson, Mike Chambers, Andrew Lockley, Alison Wortman, Scott Fisher
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Coco Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, David Ryu, Michael K. O’Brien
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones ; Beyond the Wall Joe Bauer’ Steve Kullback’ Chris Baird’ David Ramos, Sam Conway
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Black Sails; XXIX Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Yafei Wu, David Wahlberg, Paul Dimmer
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Assassin’s Creed Origins Raphael Lacoste, Patrick Limoges, Jean-Sebastien Guay, Ulrich Haar
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Tomek Zietkiewicz, Amir Bazazi, Martino Madeddu
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Avatar: Flight of Passage Richard Baneham, Amy Jupiter, David Lester, Thrain Shadbolt
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes; Caesar Dennis Yoo, Ludovic Chailloleau, Douglas McHale, Tim Forbes
Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature
Coco; Hèctor Emron Grover, Jonathan Hoffman, Michael Honsel, Guilherme Sauerbronn Jacinto
Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones ; The Spoils of War; Drogon Loot Train Attack Murray Stevenson, Jason Snyman, Jenn Taylor, Florian Friedmann
Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich David Bryan, Maximilian Mallmann, Tim Van Hussen, Brendan Fagan
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Blade Runner 2049; Los Angeles Chris McLaughlin, Rhys Salcombe, Seungjin Woo, Francesco Dell’Anna
Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Coco; City of the Dead Michael Frederickson, Jamie Hecker, Jonathan Pytko, Dave Strick
Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall; Frozen Lake Daniel Villalba, Antonio Lado, José Luis Barreiro, Isaac de la Pompa
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Groot Dance/Opening Fight James Baker, Steven Lo, Alvise Avati, Robert Stipp
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters Alex Funke, Steven Saunders, Joaquin Loyzaga, Chris Menges
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes David Caeiro Cebrián, Johnathan Nixon, Chet Leavai, Gary Boyle
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Coco Kristopher Campbell, Stephen Gustafson, Dave Hale, Keith Klohn
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; The Dragon and the Wolf; Wall Destruction Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, Sylvain Nouveau, Nathan Arbuckle
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes Christoph Salzmann, Robin Hollande,r Ben Warner, Beck Veitch
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Loot Train Attack Dom Hellier, Thijs Noij, Edwin Holdsworth, Giacomo Matteucci
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich Michael Gregory, Andrew Roberts, Gustavo Bellon, Rashabh Ramesh Butani
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Hybrids Florian Brauch, Romain Thirion, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades
‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Coco,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Big at VES Awards
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