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ILM Nominated for Three Academy Awards


Early this morning the Academy announced the nominees for the 91st Oscars and we’re so excited that ILM artists worked on three of the five films in the Achievement in Visual Effects Category.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Dan DeLeeuw
Kelly Port
Russell Earl
Dan Sudick

READY PLAYER ONE
Warner Bros. Pictures
Roger Guyett
Grady Cofer
Matthew E. Butler
David Shirk

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Rob Bredow
Patrick Tubach
Neal Scanlan
Dominic Tuohy

Other nominated films:

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Christopher Lawrence
Michael Eames
Theo Jones
Chris Corbould

FIRST MAN
Paul Lambert
Ian Hunter
Tristan Myles
J.D. Schwalm

 

And here are some early reactions from a few of our newly-minted nominees:

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Rob Bredow, Overall VFX Supervisor – “We pretty much freaked out! All of us were gathered around the TV. It was pretty exciting. It’s such a great list of nominees, so it was amazing to see us on the list.”

Patrick Tubach, VFX Supervisor – “I’m incredibly excited to be nominated for the VFX work on Solo. Like many, I’ve been waiting to hear this story ever since some hot shot pilot bragged about it over a table in a seedy backwater cantina, but there’s a extra special thrill in being one of the lucky group of artists who finally got to tell it. Seriously- never tell me those odds!”

Ready Player One 
Roger Guyett, VFX Supervisor – “I’m really thrilled about the nomination – we worked so hard and had an incredible team working on the project. I’m sharing this with our huge crew who put so much love into this project. Its an honour and great recognition from our peers for the work we did on RPO.”

Grady Cofer, VFX Supervisor – “I’m delighted to hear that Ready Player One has been nominated for Best Visual Effects. It’s a testament to all the hard work that went into it. From day one this has been a dream project. Steven’s passion for the story, fueled by his endless creative energy, made it all possible. I am honored to join my fellow nominees and represent this film at the Oscars.”

Avengers: Infinity War  
Russell Earl, VFX Supervisor – “I’m just really happy to be nominated and feel lucky to be able to represent the whole team that worked on the film. It’s been a really exciting morning.”

The Oscars are February 24th. Congratulations to all the nominees!