Season 2 of Lucasfilm’s hit Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, garnered a record 13 Visual Effects Society nominations leading the broadcast field. Nominees in 25 categories were selected by VES members via 32 virtual nomination events conducted across the globe.
The Mandalorian received nominations in the following categories Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project, Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project, Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project, Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project, Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episodic, Commercial, or Real-time Project, and Outstanding Compositing in an Episode.
ILM also received an Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project nomination for its work on NBCUniversal/Peacock’s Brave New World.
Given the state of the pandemic and the VES’ commitment to health and safety, this year, the VES Awards are being produced virtually. The program will stream worldwide on April 6 or 7, depending on the time zone.
The Visual Effects Society is a professional global honorary society dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. It is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended global community of visual effects practitioners, including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives. VES’ more than 4,000 members in over 40 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games, new media and special venues.