From the VES press release:
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections - Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards will be held on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
As previously announced, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott. The Visionary Award will be presented to acclaimed visual futurist and conceptual artist Syd Mead. "The artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media," said Mike Chambers, VES Chair. "We are seeing best in field work that elevates the art of storytelling and engages the audience in new and innovative ways. The VES Awards is the only venue that showcases and honors these outstanding artists across a wide range of disciplines, and we are extremely proud of all our nominees!"
The nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards are in 23 categories. You can read the full list here. Some of our favorite nominations are:
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
The Peanuts Movie
Michael J. Travers
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Good Dinosaur
Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Mother's Mercy; Wounded Drogon
Game of Thrones; Dance of Dragons; Drogon Arena Rescue
SSE; Pier; Orangutan
Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; City of Volantis
Game of Thrones; Drogon Arena
Rajeev B R.
Black Sails; Charles Town Harbor
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Ant-Man; Macro Action
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; Underwater Torus Chamber
Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard
The Walk; Towers Walk
Winners will be announced at the VES Awards on February 2nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. More information on the VES can be found at their main website: