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‘Incredibles 2’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Top Visual Effects Society Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced today, and unsurprisingly Disney’s Pixar and Marvel received the most mentions for their 2018 blockbusters.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is the most nomination feature this year with nods in six categories, while on the animation side “Incredibles 2” garnered five mentions. Other films with multiple nominations include “Christopher Robin,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.” One glaring omission, however, was “Mary Poppins Returns,” which was completely shut out of the awards.

This year, the VES Visionary Award will be presented to writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan, brother and close collaborator to Christopher Nolan. Comedian Patton Oswalt will host the award ceremony once again.

Take a look at the nominees below.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photo-Real Feature

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

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photo-Real Feature

  • “12 Strong”
  • “Birdbox”
  • “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 Photo-Real 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

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

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)

The full list of nominees can be seen HERE.

What do you think of the Visual Effects Society Awards nominees? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

Winners will be announced on February 5, 2019.

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Written by Carlos Aguilar

Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by, the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in prestigious publications such as The Wrap, Indiewire, Vulture,, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Slate, Bustle, Americas Quarterly, among others.

Besides his work in journalism, Aguilar regularly works as a screener for the Sundance Film Festival and a screenplay reader for Sundance’s Screenwriters Lab. Carlos Aguilar has also been on the jury at renowned festivals such the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Gasparilla International Film Festival, the Louisiana International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Indian Film Festival.

Aguilar currently co-hosts, One Week Only, a weekly podcast highlighting independent and international cinema. He also regularly participates in panel discussions about the importance of people of color in film criticism and his experience as a DACA recipient working in the film industry.

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