VFX teams continue to demonstrate strength and range with studios across the Technicolor family receiving 15 nominations from the Visual Effects Society for their outstanding work.
(This article was updated on April 7, 2021)
As the 2021 awards season heats up, Technicolor is thrilled that all of our creative studios were nominated for VES Awards – and that four awards were won by Technicolor teams this year.
The winners include MPC Film for The One and Only Ivan (Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature);
The Mill for Walmart ‘Famous Visitors’ (Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial);
And two for MPC: Burberry 'Festive' (Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial) and Arm & Hammer 'Once Upon a Time' (Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial).
“The VES Awards is an annual celebration of the artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world,” says Lisa Cooke, VES Board Chair. Showcasing “best in class work that elevates the art of storytelling and engages the audience in new and innovative ways, the VES Awards…honors outstanding artists across a wide range of disciplines.”
Here’s a breakdown of VES wins and nominations our studios received across categories. In addition to our artists and teams, we also congratulate our storytelling partners, including Rob Legato, ASC, for his VES Award for Creative Excellence.
WINNER - The One and Only Ivan(‘Ivan’) - Valentina Rosselli, Thomas Huizer, Andrea De Martis and William Bell
Underwater- Sreejith Venugopalan, Ruslan Borysov, Susil Sabat and Andreas Andersson
Da 5 Bloods - Randall Balsmeyer, James Cooper and Watcharachai “Sam” Panichsuk
Monster Hunter - Vimal Mallireddy, Warren Lawtey, Tom O'Bready and Dominik Haase
Vikings (‘Best Laid Plans’) - Dominic Remane, Bill Halliday, Tom Morrison, Ovidiu Cinazan and Paul Byrne
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (‘SpongeBob’) Jacques Daigle, Guillaume Dufief, Adrien Montero and Liam Hill
MPC/Mikros MPC teams across the globe earned two wins among seven nominations for their work on recent campaigns – their most ever to date!
Burberry 'Festive' - Fabian Frank, Ryan Hancocks, Rob Richardson and Alex Lovejoy
Arm & Hammer 'Once Upon a Time' - Kiril Mirkov, Solomon Tiigah, Vanessa Duquesnay and Prashanth Paramasivam
Xbox 'Us Dreamers' - Dan Seddon, Elexis Stearn, Fabian Frank and Zhenya Vladi
WINNER - Arm & Hammer 'Once Upon a Time' ('Tuxedo Tom') - Shiny Rajan, Silvia Bartoli, Matias Heker and Tiago Dias Mota
TK Maxx 'The Lil Goat' - Kiril Mirkov, Silvia Bartoli, Chris Welsby and David Bryan
WINNER - Walmart ‘Famous Visitors’ - Chris “Badger” Knight, Lori Talley, Yarin Mares and Matt Fuller
Walmart ‘Famous Visitors’ - Chris “Badger” Knight, Ben Smith, Jake Albers, Franz Kol
Congratulations to all of our teams for their outstanding achievements, and visit VES for the full list of winners.