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Visual Effects Society Awards 2016

15th Visual Effects Society Awards

February 7, 2017


Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture:
The Jungle Book


Best Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:
Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards

The 15th Visual Effects Society Awards was held in Los Angeles on February 7, 2017, in honor to the best visual effects in film and television of 2016. The nominations were announced on January 10, 2017.[1] The Jungle Book took five awards at the ceremony.[2]

Winners and nominees

(winners in bold)

Honorary awards

Lifetime Achievement Award:

VES Visionary Award

  • Victoria Alonso

Film

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

The Jungle BookRobert Legato, Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez, JD Schwalm

Deepwater Horizon – Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell, John Galloway, Burt Dalton

  • Allied – Kevin Baillie, Sandra Scott, Brennan Doyle, Viktor Muller, Richard Van Den Bergh
  • Jason Bourne – Charlie Noble, Dan Barrow, Julian Gnass, Huw Evans, Steve Warner
  • SilencePablo Helman, Brian Barlettani, Ivan Busquets, Juan Garcia, R. Bruce Steinheimer
  • Sully – Michael Owens, Tyler Kehl, Mark Curtis, Bryan Litson, Steven Riley
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

Kubo and the Two StringsTravis Knight, Arianne Sutner, Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff

The Jungle BookKing Louie – Paul Story, Dennis Yoo, Jack Tema, Andrei Coval

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Finding Dory – Hank – Jonathan Hoffman, Steven Clay Hunter, Mark Piretti, Audrey Wong

Doctor Strange – New York City – Adam Watkins, Martinjn van Herk, Tim Belsher, Jon Mitchell

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Moana – Motonui Island – Rob Dressel, Andy Harkness, Brien Hindman, Larry Wu

  • Finding Dory – Open Ocean Exhibit – Stephen Gustafson, Jack Hattori, Jesse Hollander, Michael Rutter
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Hanzo's Fortress – Phil Brotherton, Nick Mariana, Emily Greene, Joe Strasser
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Waves – David Horsley, Eric Wachtman, Daniel Leatherdale, Takashi Kuboto

The Jungle BookBill Pope, Robert Legato, Gary Roberts, John Brennan

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Deepwater HorizonDeepwater Horizon Rig – Kelvin Lau, Jean Bolte, Kevin Sprout, Kim Vongbunyong

The Jungle Book – Nature Effects – Oliver Winwood, Fabian Nowak, David Schneider, Ludovic Ramisandraina

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

Moana – Marc Henry Bryant, David Hutchins, John M. Kosnik, Dale Mayeda

  • Finding Dory – Stephen Gustafson, Allen Hemberger, Joshua Jenny, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Water – David Horsley, Peter Stuart, Timur Khodzhaev, Terrance Tornberg
  • Zootopia – Nicholas Burkard, Moe Eli-Ali, Claudia Chung Sanii, Thom Wickes

The Jungle Book – Christoph Salzmann, Masaki Mitchell, Matthew Adams, Max Stummer

  • Doctor Strange – New York City – Matthew Lane, Jose Fernandez, Ziad Shureih, Amy Shepard
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Under the Mothership – Mathew Giampa, Adrian Sutherland, Daniel Lee, Ed Wilkie
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Quicksilver Rescue – Jess Burnheim, Alana Newell, Andy Peel, Matthew Shaw

Television

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Matthew Rouleau, Sam Conway

Black Sails – "XX" – Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Aladino Debert, Yafei Wu, Paul Stephenson

  • Penny Dreadful – "The Day Tennyson Died" – James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee
  • Roots – "Night One" – Simon Hansen, Paul Kalil, Theo le Roux Preist, Wicus Labuschagne, Max Poolman
  • The Man in the High Castle – "Volkshalle" – Lawson Deming, Cory Jamiesn, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain
  • Vikings – "The Last Ship" – Dominic Remane, Mike Borrett, Ovidiu Cinazan, Paul Wishart, Paul Byrne
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

John LewisBuster the Boxer – Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Hannah Ruddleston, Fabian Frank, William Laban

  • Coke Mini – A Mini Marvel – Vincent Cirelli, Michael Perdew, Brendan Seals, Jared Simeth
  • For Honor – Maxime Luere, Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra
  • Titanfall 2 – Become One – Dan Akers, Tiffany Webber, Chris Bedrosian
  • Waitrose – Coming Home – Jonathan Westley-Wes, Alex Fitzgerald, Jorge Montiel, Adam Droy

Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Drogon – James Kinnings, Michael Holzi, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback

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

John LewisBuster the Boxer – Tim van Hussen, David Bryan, Chloe Dawe, Maximillian Mallman

  • Opel Motorsport – Racing Faces – Lion – Jorge Montiel, Jacob Gonzales, Sauce Vilas, Alberto Lara
  • SSE – Neon House – Baby Pixel – Jorge Montiel, Daniel Kmet, Sauce Vilas, Peter Agg
  • Waitrose – Coming Home – Jorge Montiel, Nick Smalley, Andreas Graichen, Alberto Lara

Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Meereen City – Deak Ferrand, Dominic Daigle, Francois Croteau, Alexandru Banuta

  • Black Sails – "XXVIII" – Maroon Island – Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Deak Ferrand, Pierre Rousseau, Mathieu Lapierre
  • Dishonored 2 – Clockwork Mansion – Sebastian Mitton, Guillaume Curt, Damien Laurent, Jean-Luc Monnet
  • Game of Thrones – "The Winds of Winter" – Citadel – Edmong Engelbrecht, Tomoka Matsumura, Edwin Holdsworth, Cheri Fojtik
  • The Man in the High Castle – "Volkshalle" – Casi Blume, David Andrade, Nick Chamberlain, Lawson Deming
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Meereen City – Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, James Dong, Xavier Fourmond

Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Retaking Winterfell – Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson

  • Black Sails – "XX" – Sailing Ships – Michael Melchiorre, Kevin Bouchez, Heather Hoyland, John Brennick
  • Game of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" – Meereen City – Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Patrick David, Michael Crane, Joe Salazar
  • Game of Thrones – "The Door" – Land of Always Winter – Eduardo Diaz, Anibal Del Busto, Angel Rico, Sonsoles Lopez-Aranguren
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

John LewisBuster the Boxer – Tom Harding, Alex Snookes, David Filipe, Andreas Feix

  • Canal – Kitchen – Dominique Boidin, Leon Berelle, Maxime Luere, Remi Kozyra
  • Kenzo – Kenzo World – Evan Langley, Benjamin Nowak, Rob Fitzsimmons, Phylicia Feldman
  • LG – World of Play – Jay Bandlish, Udesh Chetty, Carl Norton
  • Waitrose – Coming Home – Jonathan Westley-Wes, Gary Driver, Milo Paterson, Nina Mosand

Other categories

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Uncharted 4 – Bruce Straley, Eben Cook, Iki Ikram

Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for the Sunken Treasure – Bill George, Amy Jupiter, Hayden Landis, David Lester

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Breaking Point – Johannes Franz, Nicole Rothermel, Thomas Sali, Alexander Richter

  • Elemental – Adrian Meyer, Lena-Carolin Lohfink, Denis Krez, David Bellenbaum
  • Garden Party – Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon, Theophile Dufresne, Lucas Navarro
  • Shine – Mareike Keller, Dennis Mueller, Meike Mueller

Most nominations

Nominations Films/Programs
11
Game of Thrones
7
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
6 Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings

Most wins

Wins Films/Programs
5 Game of Thrones
The Jungle Book
3
John Lewis
2 Deepwater Horizon
Moana

References

  1. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (January 10, 2016). "'Rogue One' Leads Visual Effects Society Feature Competition With 7 Nominations As 'Doctor Strange,' 'Jungle Book' Grab 6 Each". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (February 7, 2017). "'The Jungle Book' Takes Top Visual Effects Society Honors". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 

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