VES Awards winners include Star Wars, The Good Dinosaur
From the deserts of Jakku to the sun-sucking surface of Starkiller Base, Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ visual effects brought the galaxy far, far away to life once again and earned the blockbuster top honors at this year’s Visual Effects Society Awards.
The J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars entry won four awards at the 14th annual VES Awards, including the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. The film also won two separate awards for the work done on the Millennium Falcon/Graveyard Chase scene, while BB-8 won for Outstanding Models in Photoreal or Animated Project.
On the fully animated feature side, The Good Dinosaur, which has been largely overshadowed by Pixar’s other 2015 release, Inside Out, in the various awards races, took home three awards, including Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature. But Pixar’s Inside Out did take home one prize, winning for Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature.
Other winners include The Revenant for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature for The Bear. Game of Thrones took home three awards, while PlayStation 4 game The Order: 1886 took home the Outstanding Visual Effects for a Real-Time Project award. Mad Max: Fury Road also took home one prize, the Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature award, for the Toxic Storm sequence.
Check out the full list of winners from the VES Awards on the Visual Effects Society’s website.