Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
  • “Kong: Skull Island”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Downsizing”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “mother!”
  • “Only the Brave”

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”
  • “Cars 3”
  • “Coco”
  • “Despicable Me 3”
  • “The LEGO Batman Movie”
  • “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Blade Runner 2049″ – Rachael
  • “Kong: Skull Island” – Kong
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes” – Bad Ape
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes” – Caesar

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

  • “The Boss Baby” – Boss Baby
  • “Coco” – Hèctor
  • “Despicable Me 3” – Bratt
  • “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” – Garma Mecha Man
  • “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” – Garmadon

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Blade Runner 2049” – Los Angeles
  • “Blade Runner 2049” – Trash Mesa
  • “Blade Runner 2049” – Vegas
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes” – Hidden Fortress
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes” – Prison Camp

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • “Cars 3” – Abandoned Racetrack
  • “Coco” – City of the Dead
  • “Despicable Me 3” – Hollywood Destruction
  • “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” – Ninjago City

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

  • “Beauty and the Beast” – Be Our Guest
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – Groot Dance/Opening Fight
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Crait Surface Battle
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – Valkyrie’s Flashback

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

  • “Blade Runner 2049” – LAPD Headquarters
  • “Despicable Me 3” – Dru’s Car
  • “Life” – The ISS
  • “US Marines” – Anthem: Monument

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Kong: Skull Island”
  • “Only the Brave” – Fire & Smoke
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Bombing Run
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Mega Destroyer Destruction
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • “The Boss Baby”
  • “Cars 3”
  • “Coco”
  • “Despicable Me 3”
  • “Ferdinand”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

  • “Blade Runner 2049” – LAPD Approach and Joy Holograms
  • “Kong: Skull Island”
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – Bridge Battle
  • “War for the Planet of the Apes”

 

TELEVISION / OTHER

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

  • “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – “Orientation Part 1”
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall”
  • “Legion” – “Chapter 1”
  • “Star Trek: Discovery” – “The Vulcan Hello”
  • “Stranger Things 2” – “The Gate”

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

  • “Black Sails” – “XXIX”
  • “Fear The Walking Dead” – “Sleigh Ride”
  • “Mr. Robot” – “eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00”
  • “Outlander” – “Eye of the Storm”
  • “Taboo” – “Pilot”
  • “Vikings” – “On the Eve”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

  • “Assassin’s Creed Origins”
  • “Call of Duty: WWII”
  • Fortnite – “A Hard Day’s Night”
  • “Sonaria”
  • “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • Kia Niro – “Hero’s Journey”
  • Mercedes Benz – “King of the Jungle”
  • Monster – “Opportunity Roars”
  • Samsung – “Do What You Can’t: Ostrich”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

  • “Avatar: Flight of Passage”
  • Corona – “Paraiso Secreto”
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – “Mission: BREAKOUT!”
  • “National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey”
  • “Nemo and Friends SeaRider”
  • “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire”

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project

  • “Black Mirror – Metalhead
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall” – Zombie Polar Bear
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Eastwatch” – Drogon Meets Jon
  • “Game of Thrones” – “The Spoils of War” – Drogon Loot Train Attack

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial

  • “Beyond Good and Evil 2” – Zhou Yuzhu
  • Mercedes Benz – King of the Jungle
  • Netto – “The Easter Surprise” – Bunny
  • Samsung – “Do What You Can’t” – Ostrich

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

  • “Assassin’s Creed Origins” – City of Memphis
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall” – Frozen Lake
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Eastwatch”
  • “Still Star-Crossed” – City
  • “Stranger Things 2” – “The Gate”

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

  • “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall” – Frozen Lake
  • “Game of Thrones” – “The Dragon and the Wolf” – Wall Destruction
  • Heineken – “The Trailblazers”
  • “Outlander” – “Eye of the Storm” – Stormy Seas

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

  • “Game of Thrones” – “Beyond the Wall” – Frozen Lake
  • “Game of Thrones” – “Eastwatch”
  • “Game of Thrones” – “The Spoils of War” – Loot Train Attack
  • “Star Trek: Discovery”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

  • Destiny 2 – “New Legends Will Rise”
  • Nespresso – “Comin’ Home”
  • Samsung – “Do What You Can’t: Ostrich”
  • Virgin Media – “Delivering Awesome”

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

  • “Creature Pinup”
  • “Hybrids”
  • “Les Pionniers de l’Univers”
  • “The Endless”

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