The Force Awakens, Peanuts Dominate VES Noms

The race is on for the 14th VES Awards, Star Wars: The Force Awakens grabbed seven noms while The Peanuts Movie led animation contenders with five.

The Force Awakens, the VFX Oscar frontrunner for ILM, swept in all categories: outstanding photoreal feature, environment (Falcon Chase / Graveyard), animated performance (Maz), virtual cinematography (Falcon Chase / Graveyard), compositing, models (BB-8) and simulations (Starkiller Base).

The other contenders for outstanding feature were Furious 7, San Andreas (a surprising entry with four noms), Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian (its lone nod). The conspicuous omission was ILM’s Jurassic World (which wound up with two noms).

The nominees for supporting were In the Heart of the Sea, Bridge of Spies, The Walk (which picked up three noms), Everest and The Revenant (which picked up three nods). Shut out entirely was Ex Machina.

On the animation side, Blue Sky’s The Peanuts Movie joined Pixar’s Inside Out (with four noms) and The Good Dinosaur (also with four noms), Anomalisa and Hotel Transylvania 2 for outstanding feature.

The VES Awards will be held Feb. 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  As previously announced, Ridley Scott will get the Lifetime Achievement Award and Syd Mead will get the The Visionary Award.

Complete list of nominees below:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Furious 7

Mike Wassel

Karen Murphy

Martin Hill

Kevin McIlwain

Dan Sudick

 

San Andreas

Colin Strause

Randall Starr

Bryan Grill

Nordin Rahhali

Brian Cox

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett

Luke O’Byrne

Patrick Tubach

Paul Kavanagh

Chris Corbould

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Andrew Jackson

Holly Radcliffe

Tom Wood

Dan Oliver

Andy Williams

 

The Martian

Richard Stammers

Barrie Hemsley

Matt Sloan

Chris Lawrence

Steven Warner

 

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

In The Heart of The Sea

Jody Johnson

Leslie Lerman

Sean Stranks

Bryan Hirota

Mark Holt

 

Bridge of Spies

Sven Martin

Jennifer Meislohn

Charlie Noble

Sean Stranks

Gerd Nefzer

 

The Walk

Kevin Baillie

Camille Cellucci

Viktor Muller

Sebastien Moreau

 

Everest

Dadi Einarsson

Roma O-Connor

Matthias Bjarnasson

Glen Pratt

Richard Van Den Bergh

 

The Revenant

Rich McBride

Ivy Agregan

Jason Smith

Nicolas Chevallier

Cameron Waldbauer

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

The Peanuts Movie

Steve Martino

Michael J. Travers

Nick Bruno

Scott Carroll

 

Inside Out

Michael Fong

Jonas Rivera

Victor Navone

Paul Mendoza

 

Anomalisa

Derek Smith

Rosa Tran

Joe Passarelli

John Joyce

 

Hotel Transylvania 2

Karl Herbst

Skye Lyons

Alan Hawkins

Genndy Tartakovsky

 

The Good Dinosaur

Sanjay Bakshi

Denise Ream

Michael Venturini

Jon Reisch

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

The Order: 1886

Nathan Phail-Liff

Dana Jan

Anthony Vitale

Scot Andreason

 

Halo 5: Guardians

Nicolas Bouvier

Jon Wood

Brien Goodrich

Matt Aldridge

 

The Hobbit: A Thief in the Shadows

Alasdair Coull

Daniel Smith

Nick Donaldson

Tim Elek

 

Destiny: The Taken King

Michael Zak

Mark Noseworthy

Stephen Scott

Dave Matthews

 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Thierry Dansereau

Francois Pelland

Marc-Andre Clermont

Mathieu Chouinard

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Nezlamna; Sea Dogfight

Dmitriy Ovcharenko

Igor Klimovsky

Egor Borschevsky

Vladimir Mikheyenko

 

Childhood’s End; Night Three

Kevin Blank

Adica Manis

Niklas Jacobson

Glenn Melenhorst

 

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Arabella

Jean-Claude Deguara

Natalie Reid

Nicolas Hernandez

Sara Bennett

 

The Strain; Identity

Dennis Berardi

Luke Groves

Matt Glover

Trey Harrell

Warren Appleby

 

Game of Thrones; The Dance of Dragons

Joe Bauer

Steve Kullback

Eric Carney

Derek Spears

Stuart Brisdon

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Ikea; T-shirts

Diarmid Harrison Murray

Julie Evans

Tom Harding

Tim van Hussen

 

Halo 5; The Hunt Begins

Benjamin Walsh

Pip Malone

Brian Burke

Ian Holland

 

Audi; Birth

Andrew Proctor

Gemma Humphries

Mike Chapman

Gianluca Di Marco

 

SSE; Pier

Neil Davies

Tim Lyall

Hitesh Patel

Jorge Montiel

 

Game of War; Rooftop Alliance

David Lawson

Erin Hicke

Becky Porter

Krystal Sae Eua

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Goosebumps VR Adventure

Jason Schugardt

Mike Wigart

Alex Harding

Daniel Marsh

 

Nike; The Neymar Jr. Effect

Janelle Croshaw

Ian Markiewicz

Lou Pecora

Aruna Inversin

 

Kaka’s Great Adventure

Neelesh Gore

Rajiv Kessop

Amogh Vaidya

Shaffi Mahammad

 

Fast and Furious: Supercharged

Chris Shaw

Alysia Cotter

Ben White

Diego Guerrero

 

SpongeBob SubPants

Brent Young

John Kokum

Michael Smith

Timothy Williams

 

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

The Walk; World Trade Center

Jim Gibbs

Brian Flora

Laurent Taillefer

Pavel Kolar

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard

Yanick Dusseault

Mike Wood

Justin van der Lek

Quentin Marmier

 

Ant-Man; The Microverse

Florian Witzel

Taylor Shaw

Alexis Hall

Heath Kraynak

 

Jurassic World; Jungle Chase

Martyn Culpitt

Joao Sita

Yuta Shimizu

Michael Billette

 

Tomorrowland; Tomorrowland Center

Barry Williams

Greg Kegel

Quentin Marmier

Thang Le

 

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Vikings; To the Gates

Dominic Remane

Bill Halliday

Paul Wishart

Ovidiu Cinazan

Paul Byrne

 

Black Sails; XVIII

Erik Henry

Annemarie Griggs

Kevin Rafferty

Aladino Debert

Paul Stephenson

 

Penny Dreadful; And They Were Enemies

James Cooper

Bill Halliday

Sarah McMurdo

Mai-Ling Lee

 

Daredevil; Speak of the Devil

Bryan Godwin

David Van Dyke

Karl Coyner

Julie Long

Johan Kunz

 

Agent Carter; Now Is Not the End

Sheena Duggal

Addie Manis

Richard Bluff

Jayesh Dalal

Kenneth C. Clark

 

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Maz

Joel Bodin

Arslan Elver

Ian Comley

Stephen Cullingford

 

The Revenant; The Bear

Matt Shumway

Gaelle Morand

Karin Cooper

Leandro Estebecorena

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk

Jakub Pistecky

Lana Lan

John Walker

Sean Comer

 

Chappie; Chappie

Earl Fast

Chris Harvey

Mark Wendell

Robert Bourgeault

 

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

The Peanuts Movie; Snoopy

Jeff Gabor

Joseph Antonuccio

Ignacio Barrios

Sabine Heller

 

The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown

Matthew Doble

Steve Vanseth

Stephen Gressak

Nikki Tomaino

 

Inside Out; Joy

Shawn Krause

Tanja Krampfert

Jacob Merrell

Alexis Angelidis

 

The Good Dinosaur; Spot

Ana Gabriela Lacaze

Jacob Brooks

Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Mark C. Harris

 

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

 

The Good Dinosaur; The Farm

David Munier

Matthew Webb

Matt Kuruc

Tom Miller

 

Inside Out; Imagination Land

Amy L. Allen

Steve Karski

Eric Andraos

Jose L. Ramos Serrano

 

The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood

Jon Townley

Angel Camacho-Torres

Cleveland Hibbert

Ken Lee

 

Shaun the Sheep Movie; Under the Arches

Matt Perry

Charles Copping

Alfred Llupia Perez

Andy Brown

 

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

Game of Thrones; Mother’s Mercy; Wounded Drogon

Florian Friedmann

Jonathan Symmonds

Sven Skoczylas

Sebastian Lauer

 

Game of Thrones; Dance of Dragons; Drogon Arena Rescue

James Kinnings

Michael Holzl

Joseph Hoback

Matt Derksen

 

SSE; Pier; Orangutan

Jorge Montiel

Sauce Vilas

Philippe Moine

Sam Driscoll

 

Sainsbury’s; Mog

Sebastian Nino

Chris Hurtt

Joseph Henson

Gez Wright

 

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

Game of Thrones; City of Volantis

Dominic Piche

Christine Leclerc

Patrice Poissant

Thomas Montminy-Brodeur

 

Vikings; Paris

Paul Wishart

Karol Wlodarczyk

Tom Morrison

Matt Ralph

 

Game of Thrones; Drogon Arena

Rajeev B R.

Loganathan Perumal

Ramesh Shankers

Anders Ericson

 

Black Sails; Charles Town Harbor

Aladino Debert

Matt Dougan

Greg Teegarden

Ken Jones

 

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Ant-Man; Macro Action

James Baker

Alex Kahn

Thomas Luff

Rebecca Baehler

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; Underwater Torus Chamber

Vincent Aupetit

Margaux Durand-Rival

Christopher Anciaume

Robert Elswit

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard

Paul Kavanagh

Colin Benoit

Susumu Yukuhiro

Greg Salter

 

The Walk; Towers Walk

Shawn Hull

Suzanne Cipolletti

Laurent Taillefer

Dariusz Wolski

 

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

SSE; Pier

Peter Agg

Sam Driscoll

Matthew Fuller

 

Halo 5: The Hunt Begins

Vladislav Tushevskiy

Tomas Zaveckas

Sho Hasegawa

Sergey Kosareff

 

Lipton; The Revolution in Tea

Jonathan -Wes- Westley

Tom Raynor

Christos Parliaros

 

Game of Thrones; Hardhome

David Ramos

Antonio Lado

Piotr Weiss

Félix Bergés

 

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

San Andreas; Los Angeles Destruction

Sandro Blattner

Hamish Schumacher

Nicholas Kim

Mario Rokicki

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Jay Cooper

Marian Mavrovic

Jean Lapointe

Alex Prichard

 

Tomorrowland

Francois Lambert

Jean Lapointe

Peter Demarest

Conny Fauser

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Lindsay Adams

Matthew Wynne

Chris Davies

Phil Outen

 

The Revenant; Bear Attack

Donny Rausch

Alan Travis

Charles Lai

TC Harrison

 

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; BB-8

Joshua Lee

Matthew Denton

Landis Fields

Cyrus Jam

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster

Howie Weed

Robert Marinic

Daniel Gonzalez

Myriam Catrin

 

Everest; Mt. Everest

Matthias Bjarnasson

Olafur Haraldsson

Kjartan Hardarson

Petur Arnorsson

 

Jurassic World; Indominus Rex

Steve Jubinville

Martin Murphy

Aaron Grey

Kevin Reuter

 

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Mad Max: Fury Road; Toxic Storm

Dan Bethell

Clinton Downs

Chris Young

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk vs Hulkbuster

Michael Balog

Jim Van Allen

Florent Andorra

Georg Kaltenbrunner

 

San Andreas; Hoover Dam / San Francisco Tsunami

Joe Scarr

Lukas Lepicovsky

Yves D-Incau

Marcel Kern

 

San Andreas; Los Angels Destruction

Remy Torre

Marc Horsfield

Niall Flinn

Victor Grant

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Starkiller Base

Rick Hankins

Dan Bornstein

John Doublestein

Gary Wu

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Vikings; To the Gates

Ovidiu Cinazan

Olivia Yapp

Greg Lamar

Meng Angel Li

 

Game of Thrones; Hardhome

Eduardo Díaz

Guillermo Orbe

Oscar Perea

Inmaculada Nadela

 

 

Game of Thrones; Drogon Arena

Michael Crane

Travis Nelson

Joe Salazar

Beverly Bernacki

 

Game of Thrones; Drogon Lair

Travis Nobles

Mark Spindler

Max Riess

Nadja Ding

 

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Inside Out

Amit Baadkar

Dave Hale

Vincent Serritella

Paul Mendoza

 

The Peanuts Movie

Alen Lai

Ilan Gabai

Chris Chapman

Douglas Seiden

 

The Good Dinosaur

Stephen Marshall

Magnus Wrenninge

Michael Hall

Hemagiri Arumugam

 

Home

Greg Gladstone

Michael Losure

Chris De St Jeor

Alex Timchenko

 

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

SSE; Pier

Gary Driver

Greg Spencer

Grant Connor

 

Game of War; Rooftop Alliance

Becky Porter

Jeannie Huynh

Patrick Heinen

Don Kim

 

 

Halo 5; The Hunt Begins

Ian Holland

Brian Delmonico

Brandon Nelson

Nicholas Kim

 

Under Armour; Rule Yourself

Gavin Wellsman

Nathan Kane

Michael Smith

Ilia Mokhtareizadeh

 

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Skål

Marco Hakenjos

Christian Zehetmeier

Timm Wagener

Manuel Seifert

 

Jagon

Julian Weiss

Vincent Ullmann

Fabian Fricke

Yafes Sahin

 

Citipati

Andreas Feix

Francesco Faranna

 

Korser

Guillaume Menard

Vincent Desgrippes

Jessie Hereng

Tangi Vaillant

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