Wednesday, January 17, 2018

'The Last Jedi' and 'Secrets of the Empire' Nominated for VES Awards

By: Dominic Jones

The Star Wars films have always been celebrated for their achievements in the world of visual effects, and The Last Jedi is no different.  The nominations for the 16th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced yesterday and the most recent Star Wars film picked up four nominations.  In addition to The Last Jedi's nods, the ILMxLAB experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire picked up a nomination as well.  The Visual Effects Society Awards ceremony will be held on February 13th.

The categories Star Wars projects are nominated in are,

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ben Morris Tim Keene
Eddie Pasquarello Daniel Seddon Chris Corbould

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Crait Surface Battle
Cameron Nielsen Albert Cheng John Levin Johanes Kurnia

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Bombing Run
Peter Kyme Miguel Perez Senent Ahmed Gharraph Billy Copley

Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Mega Destroyer Destruction
Mihai Cioroba Ryoji Fujita Jiyong Shin Dan Finnegan

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire
Ben Snow Judah Graham Ian Bowie Curtis Hickman David Layne 

Congratulations to all who were nominated and best of luck in February!

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