UPDATED with full listing of winners: George Clooney’s Netflix sci-fi thriller The Midnight Sky, Disney/Pixar’s animated Soul and the Disney+ Star Wars spinoff collection The Mandalorian have been the marquee winners Tuesday on the nineteenth annual VES Awards.
The Visual Effects Society’s annual celebration, which honors the yr’s finest in movie, animation, TV, commercials and video video games, was hosted as per typical by Patton Oswalt (and his inexperienced monster alter ego) and was offered nearly due to the pandemic.
The well-constructed and interesting present (go away it to the VFX crews to tug that off in the course of the Year of the Zoom Ceremony) included honorary awards offered to Peter Jackson, who obtained the VES Lifetime Achievement Award offered by his LOTR star Cate Blanchett and that includes a tribute with Andy Serkis, Naomi Watts, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, James Cameron and Gollum himself in certainly one of a number of bits of DIY results work from among the business’s finest within the craft.
Peter Jackson To Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Jackson, talking remotely from his New Zealand outpost, traced his profession arc that included the whole lot from Tolkien to Kong, referring to himself as “the guy who tries to make the lives of VFX artists as difficult as he can.”
Midnight Sky, which can be nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar this yr, received two awards tonight together with for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, prevailing in a class that included fellow Oscar nominee Tenet from Warner Bros together with fellow Netflix pics Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Project Power and HBO Max’s The Witches.
The Midnight Sky win was becoming in a yr when 4 of the 5 nominees have been streaming motion pictures in a class that makes a speciality of big-screen, big-effects movies. There was little or no of that this yr with film theaters all however shuttered worldwide, with solely Christopher Nolan’s tentpole within the combine.
Since the VES Awards’ launch in 2002, the primary movie winner has gone on to take the Visual Effects Oscar in 10 of the final 18 years. Last yr, Disney’s The Lion King received the VES honor however Universal’s 1917 took the Oscar.
Disney+/Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian got here into tonight main all TV exhibits and movies with 13 noms, together with for the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, which is taken into account the society’s marquee TV honor; the Star Wars spinoff received right here twice final yr. It received that honor together with two others. HBO’s Lovecraft Country additionally has two victories on the TV aspect.
Disney/Pixar’s animated Soul, which topped the movie aspect with 5 noms total coming into the evening, swept all its classes. Project Power additionally had two wins.
The VES Award for Creative Excellence was offered to visible results supervisor/director of pictures Rob Legato, ASC. Legato, who was busy at this event last year accepting the trophy for large film-side winner The Lion King, was handed his honor tonight by his Borat Subsequent Moviefilm collaborator Sacha Baron Cohen.
Check out the listing beneath as we replace when winners are introduced in the course of the ceremony:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
THE MIDNIGHT SKY
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
THE MANDALORIAN, The Marshal
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
WALMART; Famous Visitors
Chris “Badger” Knight
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
THE CROWN; Gold Stick
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN; Ivan
Andrea De Martis
Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial
ARM & HAMMER; Once Upon a Time; Tuxedo Tom
Tiago Dias Mota
Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature
Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project
THE MANDALORIAN; The Jedi; The Child
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
MULAN; Imperial City
Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
SOUL; You Seminar
Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
THE MANDALORIAN; The Believer; Morak Jungle
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Yin Lai Jimmy Leung
Jonathan Edward Lyddon-Towl
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Keith Daniel Klohn
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY; Strange Case; Chrysalis
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
THE MIDNIGHT SKY; Aether
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature
Outstanding Compositing in an Episode
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY; Strange Case; Chrysalis
Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial
BURBERRY; Singin’ In the Rain
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
The Bourne Stuntacular
Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Fear the Walking Dead; Bury Her Next to Jasper’s Leg
Daniel J. Yates
VES Lifetime Achievement Award
VES Award for Creative Excellence
Rob Legato, ASC