Awards season is heating up with three more organizations announcing their nominations for exceptional talent behind the scenes.
A precursor to the Academy Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) released its list of 2016 nominees. Technicolor worked on 14 BAFTA-nominated projects – with two direct nominations. From the Technicolor Sound team, Re-recording Mixer Dror Mohar has been nominated for Best Sound on Deepwater Horizon, which recreated the intense sound of an oil rig disaster. The other direct nomination – Best Special Visual Effects for The Jungle Book – goes to the MPC team led by Adam Valdez, VFX Supervisor, and Andrew R. Jones, Animation Supervisor – who raised the bar on photo-realistic animation and visual effects.
Also recognized were the Technicolor Postworks NY project Manchester By The Sea, with six nominations including Best Film; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with five nominations including Outstanding British Film; and Kubo and the Two Strings for Best Animated Film.
In Los Angeles, the Visual Effects Society (VES) announced their nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards for outstanding visual effects in film, animation, television, commercials, and video games – to be handed out on February 4th.
Technicolor VFX brands MPC, The Mill, and Mr. X received a total of 17 nominations this year. MPC received three visual effects nominations for The Jungle Book and another for Sully. MPC Advertising received four nominations, all for its holiday ad creation for John Lewis, Buster the Boxer. Mr. X received two nominations for visual effects, one for Vikings and the other for Penny Dreadful (“The Day Tennyson Died”). The Mill received seven nominations for visual effects in commercials: three for Waitrose’s Coming Home, and one each for SSE’s Neon House/Baby Pixel; Opel Motorsport’s Racing Faces; Sky’s Q; and LG’s World of Play.
Rounding out the trio of award announcements, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) released its nominations for its 53rd CAS Awards for sound mixing on February 18.
Technicolor Sound teams were nominated for three CAS awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for television. They included The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, with the sound team of Joe Earle, CAS, Doug Andham, CAS, and Judah Getz; 11.22.63: The Rabbit Hole, and the sound team of Pete Elia, CAS, Kevin Roache, CAS, and Judah Getz; and Stranger Things: Episode 7 “The Bath Tub,” with the sound team of Joe Barnett, Adam Jenkins, and Judah Getz.
Congratulations to all the nominees, and be sure to check Technicolor.com for the latest award announcements!