winners//15th VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



Effectively marking its spot as the eventual Oscar winner, Disney's The Jungle Book cleaned up at the 15th Visual Effects Society Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton on January 7, 2017.

Along with multiple awards being won by the Jon Favreau-directed live-action film, animated flick Kubo and the Two Strings walked away with a handful of awards. The Best Animated Film Oscar-nominee is also up for the Visual Effects Oscar, only the second animated film to ever be nominated in the category.

Victoria Alonso, producer and Executive VP of physical production for Marvel Studios, was awared the VES Visionary Award. Ken Ralston, Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer, received the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Complete list of winners:

OUSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Robert Legato, Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez, JD Schwalm

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

DEEPWATER HORIZON
Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell, John Galloway, Burt Dalton

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner, Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PERFORMANCE IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

THE JUNGLE BOOK
"King Louie"
Paul Story, Dennis Yoo, Jack Tema, Andrei Coval

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PERFORMANCE IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE

FINDING DORY
"Hank"
Jonathan Hoffman, Steven Clay Hunter, Mark Piretti, Audrey Wong

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

DOCTOR STRANGE
"New York City"
Adam Watkins, Martijn van Herk, Tim Belsher, Jon Mitchell

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE

MOANA
"Motunui Island"
Rob Dressel, Andy Harkness, Brien Hindman, Larry Wu

OUTSTANDING VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A PHOTOREAL PROJECT

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Bill Pope, Robert Legato, Gary Roberts, John Brennan

OUTSTANDING MODEL IN A PHOTOREAL OR ANIMATED PROJECT

DEEPWATER HORIZON
"Deepwater Horizon Rig"
Kelvin Lau, Jean Bolte, Kevin Sprout, Kim Vongbunyong

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

THE JUNGLE BOOK
"Nature Effects"
Oliver Winwood, Fabian Nowak, David Schneider, Ludovic Ramisandraina

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE

MOANA
Marc Henry Bryant, David Hutchins, Ben Frost, Dale Mayeda

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Christoph Salzmann, Masaki Mitchell, Matthew Adams, Max Stummer

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