The Visual Effects Society announced its nominees for the 21st Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in features, animation, television, commercials, and video games and the VFX Supervisors, VFX Producers and hands-on Artists who bring this work to life.
ILM received 18 nominations across 11 projects in a variety of categories. Nominated feature film projects include Jurassic World: Dominion, The Batman, The Fablemans, The Pale Blue Eye, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Avatar: The Way of Water. In the episodic space nominees include Andor, The Book of Boba Fett, and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power each received nominations and finally, in the category of Special Venue Attractions, ILM projects received three of the five nominations for work on Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser, ABBA Voyage, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Awards will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards on February 15, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
ASIFA Hollywood also announced the nominations for the Annie Awards where ILM’s work on Jurassic World: Dominion was nominated for Best Character Animation in the Live Action category. ASIFA also announced that The Ub Iwerks Award for technical advancement will be presented to the Visual Effects Reference Platform, initially developed by Disney Animation’s Nick Cannon and ILM’s own Francois Chardavoine to improve compatibility between digital content creation apps.
The 50th Annual Annie Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.