Monday, November 28, 2022

The 2021 Visual Effects Society (VES) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Visual Effects Society (VES) have announced their winners representing the best in Visual Effects for 2021.

Click below to see the winners.

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
Dune
Godzilla vs. Kong
The Matrix Resurrections
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
Candyman
Last Night in Soho
Nightmare Alley
The Last Duel
The Tragedy of Macbeth

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Encanto
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sing 2
The Mitchells vs. The Machines

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
Finch” – Jeff
“Flora & Ulysses” – Ulysses
Jungle Cruise” – Aguirre
Venom: Let There Be Carnage” – Carnage

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Encanto” – Mirabel Madrigal
Luca” – Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon” – Tuk Tuk
The Mitchells vs. The Machines” – Katie Mitchell

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
Dune” – Arrakeen City
Jungle Cruise” – Waterfall Canyon
Spider-Man: No Way Home” – The Mirror Dimension
The Suicide Squad” – Valle Del Marre

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Encanto” – Antonio’s Room
Luca” – Portorosso Piazza
Raya and the Last Dragon” – Talon
Sing 2” – Crystal Theater
Vivo” – Mambo Cabana

OUTSTANDING VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A CG PROJECT
Encanto” – “We Don’t Talk about Bruno”
Godzilla vs. Kong” – Ocean Battle
Loki” – Lamentis; Race to the Ark
Raya and the Last Dragon
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

OUTSTANDING MODEL IN A PHOTOREAL OR ANIMATED PROJECT
Black Widow” – The Red Room
Dune” – Royal Ornithopter
Encanto” – Casita Madrigal
The Suicide Squad” – Jotunheim

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
Dune” – Dunes of Arrakis
Godzilla vs. Kong” – Ocean Water & Battle Destruction
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Water, Bubbles & Magic
The Suicide Squad” – Corto Maltese City Destruction

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Encanto
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sing 2

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING AND LIGHTING IN A FEATURE
Black Widow” – Red Room Crashing Back to Earth
Dune” – Attack on Arrakeen
Dune” – Hologram and Hunter Seeker
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Macau City
Spider-Man: No Way Home” – Liberty Island Battle and Christmas Swing Finale

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL (PRACTICAL) EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL PROJECT
Eternals
Jungle Cruise
The Matrix Resurrections
The Tomorrow War

Check out the full list of winners including television and commercial categories here. So what do you think? What will win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects? Our predictions for the Visual Effects Oscar can be found hereLet us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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