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The Visual Effects Society held the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.
Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the sixth time to the more than 1,200 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, on February 5, 2019, to celebrate VFX talent in 24 awards categories.
Avengers: Infinity War was named the photoreal feature winner, garnering four awards. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was named top animated film, winning four awards. Lost in Space was named best photoreal episode and also garnered four awards.
Jimmy Kimmel presented the VES Award for Creative Excellence to award-winning creators-executive producers-writers-directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for their groundbreaking work on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood presented the VES Visionary Award to acclaimed writer-director-producer Jonathan Nolan. And Steve Carell presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar®-nominated producer and founder and CEO of Illumination Chris Meledandri.
Awards presenters also included: James Marsden, Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo, legendary director-producer Roger Corman, Allen Leech, Suzanne Cryer, Thomas Middleditch and Sydney Sweeney.
All photos by: Danny Moloshok and Phil McCarten