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‘Avengers: Infinity Wars,’ ‘Spider-Verse’ & ‘Lost in Space’ Top VES Winners

Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse and Avengers: Infinity Wars teams accepting VES award
Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse and Avengers: Infinity Wars teams accepting VES award

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‘Avengers: Infinity Wars,’ ‘Spider-Verse’ & ‘Lost in Space’ Top VES Winners

The 17th Annual VES Awards were presented by the Visual Effects Society on Tuesday, recognizing outstanding achievements in VFX artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, games and special venues across 24 award categories. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the eighth time to the more than 1,000 guests at the Beverly Hilton. Avengers: Infinity War was named the photoreal feature winner, garnering four awards. Spider‐Man: Into the Spider‐Verse was named top animated film, winning four awards. And Lost in Space was named best photoreal TV episode, and also scored four awards.

Jimmy Kimmel presented the VES Award for Creative Excellence to award-winning creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Evan Rachel Wood presented the VES Visionary Award to acclaimed writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan. And Steve Carell presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-nominated producer and founder and CEO of Illumination Chris Meledandri. Awards presenters also included: James Marsden, Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo, legendary director-producer Roger Corman, Allen Leech, Suzanne Cryer, Thomas Middleditch and Sydney Sweeney.

See the 2019 VES Award winners below; list of nominees available here.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Avengers: Infinity War | Daniel DeLeeuw, Jen Underdahl, Kelly Port, Matt Aitken, Daniel Sudick

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
First Man | Paul Lambert, Kevin Elam, Tristan Myles, Ian Hunter, JD Schwalm

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Joshua Beveridge, Christian Hejnal, Danny Dimian, Bret St. Clair

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Lost in Space “Danger, Will Robinson” | Jabbar Raisani, Terron Pratt, Niklas Jacobson, Joao Sita

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan “Pilot” |Erik Henry, Matt Robken, Bobo Skipper, Deak Ferrand, Pau Costa

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Age of Sail | John Kahrs, Kevin Dart, Cassidy Curtis, Theresa Latzko

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
John Lewis “The Boy and the Piano” | Kamen Markov, Philip Whalley, Anthony Bloor, Andy Steele

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Childish Gambino’s Pharos | Keith Miller, Alejandro Crawford, Thelvin Cabezas, Jeremy Thompson

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature
Avengers: Infinity War – Thanos | Jan Philip Cramer, Darren Hendler, Paul Story, Sidney Kombo-Kintombo

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Miles Morales | Marcos Kang, Chad Belteau, Humberto Rosa, Julie Bernier Gosselin

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project
Lost in Space – Humanoid | Chad Shattuck, Paul Zeke, Julia Flanagan, Andrew McCartney

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial
Volkswagen “Born Confident – Bam” | David Bryan, Chris Welsby, Fabian Frank, Chloe Dawe

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Ready Player One – The Shining, Overlook Hotel | Mert Yamak, Stanley Wong, Joana Garrido, Daniel-Ștefan Gagiu

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Graphic New York City | Terry Park, Bret St. Clair, Kimberly Liptrap, Dave Morehead

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Lost in Space “Pilot” Impact Area | Philip Engström, Kenny Vähäkari, Jason Martin, Martin Bergquist

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Ready Player One – New York Race | Daniele Bigi, Edmund Kolloen, Mathieu Vig, Jean-Baptiste Noyau

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Mortal Engines – London | Matthew Sandoval, James Ogle, Nick Keller, Sam Tack

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Avengers: Infinity War – Titan | Gerardo Aguilera, Ashraf Ghoniem, Vasilis Pazionis, Hartwell Durfor

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Ian Farnsworth, Pav Grochola, Simon Corbaux, Brian D. Casper

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Altered Carbon | Philipp Kratzer, Daniel Fernandez, Xavier Lestourneaud, Andrea Rosa

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
Avengers: Infinity War – Titan | Sabine Laimer, Tim Walker, Tobias Wiesner, Massimo Pasquetti

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Lost in Space “Impact” – Crash Site Rescue | David Wahlberg, Douglas Roshamn, Sofie Ljunggren, Fredrik Lönn

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Apple “Welcome Home” | Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon, Peter Timberlake

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Terra Nova | Thomas Battistetti, Mélanie Geley, Mickael Le Mezo, Guillaume Hoarau

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