April 07, 2021

Technicolor’s Creative Studios Add 4 VES Awards to Their Roster of Wins

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.


MPC Film



Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature

WINNER - The One and Only Ivan(‘Ivan’) - Valentina Rosselli, Thomas Huizer, Andrea De Martis and William Bell

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature

Underwater- Sreejith Venugopalan, Ruslan Borysov, Susil Sabat and Andreas Andersson





Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Da 5 Bloods - Randall Balsmeyer, James Cooper and Watcharachai “Sam” Panichsuk

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Monster Hunter - Vimal Mallireddy, Warren Lawtey, Tom O'Bready and Dominik Haase

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Vikings (‘Best Laid Plans’) - Dominic Remane, Bill Halliday, Tom Morrison, Ovidiu Cinazan and Paul Byrne





Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (‘SpongeBob’) Jacques Daigle, Guillaume Dufief, Adrien Montero and Liam Hill


MPC/Mikros MPC



MPC/Mikros MPC teams across the globe earned two wins among seven nominations for their work on recent campaigns – their most ever to date!

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

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

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial

WINNER Burberry 'Festive' - Alex Lovejoy, Mithun Alex, David Filipe and Amresh Kumar

Perrier 'Heat' - Stéphane Pivron, Franck Lambertz, Harry Bardak and Christophe Courgeau

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial

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


The Mill



The Mill team won for their work demonstrating out-of-this-world VFX for a Walmart spot that aired during Super Bowl LIV. Go behind the scenes here.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

WINNERWalmart ‘Famous Visitors’ - Chris “Badger” Knight, Lori Talley, Yarin Mares and Matt Fuller

Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial

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.