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The VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature went to Avatar: The Way of Water, which garnered nine VES Awards including Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature (Kiri). Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature (The Reef), Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project, Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project (The Sea Dragon), Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature (Water Simulations), Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in a Feature (Water Integration), Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal Project (Current Machine and Wave Pool) and The Emerging Technology Award (Water Toolset).
(Photos courtesy of 20th Century Studios)
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature went to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, which won three VES Awards including Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature (Pinocchio) and Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
(In the Stomach of a Sea Monster). (Photos courtesy of Netflix)
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode went to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (“Udûn”), which won three VES Awards including Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project (“Adar,” Númenor City) and Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project (“Udûn,” Water and Magma).
(Photos courtesy of Amazon Studios)