Visual Effect Society Announces 16th Annual VES Awards, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is Top Feature Film

The Visual Effects Society held its 16th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday night. Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the ceremony in Beverly Hills for the seventh time.

In addition to four wins for Academy Award nominee, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Disney/Pixar’s latest animated creation, “Coco” also took home four awards. “Game of Thrones” was the most awarded production of the night, winning five prizes.

It was previously announced that writer/director/actor Jon Favreau would be presented VES Lifetime Achievement Award. Marvel Studios President and Executive Producer Kevin Feige made the presentation. The Georges Méliès Award was presented to visual effects pioneer Joe Letteri (“War for the Planet of the Apes”).

Winners of the 16th Annual VES Awards are as follows:

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” episode: “Beyond the Wall”

  • Joe Bauer
  • Steve Kullback
  • Chris Baird
  • David Ramos
  • Sam Conway

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

“Black Sails” episode: “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”

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 Hollander
  • 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

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