Monday, February 6, 2023

WĒTĀ FX Projects Score 17 VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for the 21st Annual VES Awards with this year’s Awards yielding a swathe of nominations for the teams at Wētā FX.

The nominees include:

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Richard Baneham, Walter Garcia, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, JD Schwalm
  • THE BATMAN – Dan Lemmon, Bryan Searing, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, Dominic Tuohy

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Kiri – Anneka Fris, Rebecca Louise Leybourne, Guillaume Francois, Jung-Rock Hwang

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL OR REAL-TIME PROJECT

  • SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW; She-Hulk – Elizabeth Bernard, Jan Philip Cramer, Edwina Ting, Andrew Park
  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY; Pogo – Aidan Martin, Hannah Dockerty, Olivier Beierlein, Miae Kang

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Metkayina Village – Ryan Arcus, Lisa Hardisty, Paul Harris, TaeHyoung David Kim
  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; The Reef – Jessica Cowley, Joe W. Churchill, Justin Stockton, Alex Nowotny
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER; ADRIFT; Khazad Dûm – James Ogle, Péter Bujdosó, Lon Krung, Shweta Bhatnagar

OUTSTANDING VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A CG PROJECT

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Richard Baneham, Dan Cox, Eric Reynolds, A.J Briones
  • THE BATMAN; Rain Soaked Car Chase – Dennis Yoo, Michael J. Hall, Jason Desjarlais, Ben Bigiel

OUTSTANDING MODEL IN A PHOTOREAL OR ANIMATED PROJECT

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; The Sea Dragon – Sam Sharplin, Stephan Skorepa, Ian Baker, Guillaume Francois

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Simulations – Johnathan M. Nixon, David Moraton, Nicolas Illingworth, David Caeiro Cebrian

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING & LIGHTING IN A FEATURE

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Integration – Sam Cole, Francois Sugny, Florian Schroeder, Jean Matthews
  • THE BATMAN; Rainy Freeway Chase – Beck Veitch, Stephen Tong, Eva Snyder, Rachel E. Herbert

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Depth Comp – Dejan Momcilovic, Tobias B. Schmidt, Benny Edlund, Joshua Hardgrave
  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Facial System – Byungkuk Choi, Stephen Cullingford, Stuart Adcock, Marco Revelant
  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Toolset – Alexey Dmitrievich Stomakhin, Steve Lesser, Sven Joel Wretborn, Douglas McHale

The Awards will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards on February 15, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Visit https://www.wetafx.co.nz and https://www.vesglobal.org

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