The nominations for the 2023 Emmy Awards have been revealed, and three ILM projects were recognized with nominations. Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, Andor, and Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power were each nominated in the Special Visual Effects category. This marks the third time that The Mandalorian has been nominated in the category having won the award each of its first two seasons.
The Mandalorian visual effects supervisor Grady Cofer shared, “It is such an honor to be recognized. The nomination is a testament to Jon Favreau’s commitment to excellence, and to the passion and dedication of the entire VFX team. Thanks to all the Television Academy members who have supported The Mandalorian through the years.” Nominated alongside Cofer were visual effects producer Abbigail Keller; animation supervisor Paul Kavanagh; Assoc. Visual Effects Supervisor, Cameron Neilson, special effects supervisor, Scott Fisher; Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel; Legacy Effects Supervisor, J. Alan Scott; ILM visual effects supervisor Victor Schutz IV; and ILP visual effects supervisor, Bobo Skipper
Andor visual effects producer TJ Falls said, “I’m very excited that Andor was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. It’s a testament to the collaboration of the team and the incredibly remarkable talents of each of our nominated members, as well as those around the world who contributed to the project.” Falls was joined by fellow nominees visual effects supervisor, Mohen Leo; ILM visual effects supervisor, Scott Pritchard; Richard Van Den Bergh, special effects supervisor; Neal Scanlan, creature effects & Droid supervisor; Liana Mansor, lead visual effects editor; Joseph Kasparian, Hybride visual effects supervisor; Jelmer Boskma, Scanline visual effects supervisor; and Colorist, Jean-Clément Soret.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power nominees include Ron Ames, visual effects producer; Jason Smith, visual effects supervisor; Nigel Sumner, ILM visual effects supervisor; Ara Khanikian, Rodeo FX visual effects supervisor; Dean Clarke, SFX supervisor; Ken McGaugh, Weta FX visual effects supervisor; Tom Proctor, DNEG visual effects supervisor; Greg Butler, Method Studios visual effects supervisor, Joe Henderson, visualization creative supervisor, The Third Floor, Inc.
The 75th Emmy Awards is currently scheduled to broadcast live on FOX on Monday, September 18, (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE.