The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced comedian/actor Patton Oswalt (Young Adult, Ratatouille) as the host for the org’s tenth annual VES Awards ceremony, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, February 7. This year’s duties will mark the popular funnyman’s third appearance at the event, which recognizes outstanding work in the visual effects field and the artists behind it. “These are the people who build worlds. Hell yeah, do I want to see ‘em get their own night,” Oswalt said of the event.
“Patton was a presenter at our 6th Annual Awards show in 2008 and he brought the house down, so we were thrilled when he came on board to host the event last year,” said VES executive director Eric Roth. “He has often said that he feels like one of us. While he deeply appreciates the critical role visual effects plays in creating entertainment, he can also get a thousand people in tuxedos to laugh their butts off, so that truly makes him one of our stars.”
This year’s VES Awards will include special honors for Stan Lee (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Douglas Trumbull (George Méliès Award). For more information, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com.
It’ll be a busy month for Oswalt as he was also recently tapped to host the 39th Annual Annie Awards, which will take place on Feb. 4.