Score it Rogue One, trophies zero. The Jungle Book was the big winner tonight at the 15th annual VES Awards, taking five trophies including in the marquee category Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. But perhaps the bigger news is that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which came into the ceremony with a leading seven nominations, went home empty-handed.

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The winner of the Visual Effects Society’s top film award has gone on to score the Visual Effects Oscar nine out of 14 times. But the past two VES champs – last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2015’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – both lost the Academy Award.

Speaking of Force Awakens, it cruised to a leading four wins at last year’s VES Awards.

Deepwater Horizon took home hardware it both categories in which it was nominated, joining Moana as the only other films to rack up multiple wins tonight.

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As has been the case since its first season, HBO’s Game of Thrones clobbered its rivals in the TV categories. This year’s five wins on a leading 11 nominations surpassed 2016’s 4-for-9 performance. And all five tonight were for the epic “Battle of the Bastards” episode.

Politics was kept to a minimum during the awards show at the Beverly Hilton. With that said, let’s move on.

The guild spread the wealth in its toon movie categories, with Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings taking Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature after two wins by Disney’s Moana and one for Disney’Pixar’s box office behemoth Finding Dory.

“Buster the Boxer,” a Christmas advert for UK’s John Lewis, swept the commercials categories, winning all three it was up for. Check out the two-minute spot here:

Ken Ralston VES Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

The guild gave its Lifetime Achievement Award to Ken Ralston, a four-time VFX Oscar winner for Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon. A veteran of the original Star Wars trilogy, he also received a Special Achievement Award from the Academy in 1984 for Return of the Jedi. “In my head, I’m still that 14-year-old animating creatures in his parent’s garage,” he said tonight. “There are so many inspirations.”

 

The VES Visionary Award went to Victoria Alonso, who was a VFX producer on Iron Man and then began producer Marvel films including the Avengers, Thor, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises. “Around the office, we like to call her a wolf mother,” Taika Waititi said before presenting the award. “She also is a big hugger.”

Victoria Alonso VES Awards Visionary AwardSaid Alonso: “Every single person here has given it all they’ve got, and all they’ve got is all we need. But one thing I want to remind us: At the bakeoff, there were 40 nominees. There wasn’t one girl. Tonight, there’s about 43 girls. We can do better. I know we can. We can only do better if you consider the possibilities. You have to consider it. You have to look in your rooms, and you have to look at your teams and say: ‘Have we looked around enough? Do we have that balance? Why is it that you won’t let us in?’ I’d say give it a shot.”

Check out our archived live blog below. And here is the complete list of winners at the 15th annual VES Awards:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book       
Robert Legato
Joyce Cox
Andrew R. Jones
Adam Valdez
JD Schwalm

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings   
Travis Knight
Arianne Sutner
Steve Emerson
Brad Schiff

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Joe Bauer
Steve Kullback
Glenn Melenhorst
Matthew Rouleau
Sam Conway

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         
Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Hannah Ruddleston
Fabian Frank
William Laban

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; King Louie           
Paul Story
Dennis Yoo
Jack Tema
Andrei Coval

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature
Finding Dory; Hank  
Jonathan Hoffman
Steven Clay Hunter
Mark Piretti
Audrey Wong

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         
Tim van Hussen
David Bryan
Chloe Dawe
Maximillian Mallman

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon           
James Kinnings
Michael Holzl
Matt Derksen
Joeseph Hoback

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Doctor Strange; New York City       
Adam Watkins
Martijn van Herk
Tim Belsher
Jon Mitchell

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Moana; Motonui Island      
Rob Dressel
Andy Harkness
Brien Hindman
Larry Wu

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Deak Ferrand
Dominic Daigle
François Croteau 
Alexandru Banuta

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Uncharted 4               
Bruce Straley
Eben Cook
Iki Ikram

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; Nature Effects    
Oliver Winwood
Fabian Nowak
David Schneider
Ludovic Ramisandraina

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Moana           
Marc Henry Bryant
David Hutchins
Ben Frost
Dale Mayeda

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Hullin
Dominik Kirouac
James Dong
Xavier Fourmond

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
The Jungle Book
Bill Pope
Robert Legato
Gary Roberts
John Brennan

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure          
Bill George
Amy Jupiter
Hayden Landis
David Lester

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig        
Kelvin Lau
Jean Bolte
Kevin Sprout
Kim Vongbunyong

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Breaking Point          
Johannes Franz
Nicole Rothermel
Thomas Sali
Alexander Richter

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book       
Christoph Salzmann
Masaki Mitchell
Matthew Adams
Max Stummer

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer         
Tom Harding
Alex Snookes
David Filipe
Andreas Feix

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell  
Dominic Hellier
Morgan Jones
Thijs Noij
Caleb Thompson

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack
Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Jason Snell
John Galloway
Burt Dalton

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Black Sails; XX           
Erik Henry
Terron Pratt
Aladino Debert
Yafei Wu
Paul Stephenson

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We’re about to kick things off here at the Beverly Hilton for the 15th annual VES Awards

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slamming guitar intro on screen, featuring clips from various of the nominated projects duking it out tonight

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Tonight, an astounding 26 awards will be handed out. The first will be Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

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Technical difficulties, as always, in the press room.

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Ok, sound is up

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“Tonight we are honoring the most amazing work the world has ever seen, period.”

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:02 pm

Tonight’s VES Visionary Award will go to Victoria Alonso, who was a VFX producer on Iron Man and then began producer Marvel films including The Avengers, Thor, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises.

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Host patton oswalt takes the stage

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“It is an honor to host this year’s Academy Awards. Ms. Streep, you look fantastic.”

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Ken Ralston will receive the guilding Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s a four-time VFX Oscar winner for Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon.

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“Oh….Oh hi, nerds.”

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“It’s the end of everything, folks. Enjoy it. This is it. Take everything you can.” Getting political already.

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“I’m sincere when I say what I say every year. Fix me in post. The deterioration is horrifying.”

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Patton Oswalt: “I know a lot of you are thinking, leave politics out of this, and I hear what you’re saying. And I say to you, go fuck yourself. I never thought I would check my twitter like this—Shit, what’d he do?”

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Patton Oswalt: “I understand. He went to a banquet like this, and Obama made fun of him…And now he realizes, ‘Oh this job sucks.'”

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Patton Oswalt: “This is not an awards show tonight. I brought you all together to create a virtual matrix we can all escape into.”

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There’s a problem with the sound backstage, so our Matt Grobar is flying deaf at the moment. They apparently are working on it.

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Here is what everyone is after tonight:

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Patton Oswalt: “It’s awesome to finally meet this group of people who have also not watched their Manchester by the Sea screener.”

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Patton Oswalt: “The first presenter is from our newest mortal enemy, Australia!” 

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It’s Brenton Thwaites

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The sound is back in the press area.

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Winner: 

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails;
XX           

Erik Henry
Terron Pratt
Aladino Debert
Yafei Wu
Paul Stephenson

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Winner:

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack
Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Jason Snell
John Galloway
Burt Dalton

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:26 pm

Winner:

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking
Winterfell  

Dominic Hellier
Morgan Jones
Thijs Noij
Caleb Thompson

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:27 pm

Game of Thrones was no surprise winner in that category: It has three of the four nominations, including two for the “Battle of the Bastards” episode.

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Winner:

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

John Lewis; Buster the
Boxer         

Tom Harding
Alex Snookes
David Filipe
Andreas Feix

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:32 pm

Winner: 

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

The Jungle Book       
Christoph Salzmann
Masaki Mitchell
Matthew Adams
Max Stummer 


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Very little sound from the monitor in the press room at Bev Hilton

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The sound problems continue in the press area. The monitor is at 100% volume, but reporters can barely hear a thing.

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Winners are coming through from the main ballroom, but only stopping to take photos. 

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Not much to report on when you can’t hear anything.

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Even the sound crew is complaining, and producers are blaming then for the problem.

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Breaking
Point          

Johannes Franz
Nicole Rothermel
Thomas Sali
Alexander Richter

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“When you dedicate 1 and and a half years to one and a half minutes of film, you start questioning yourself from time to time, but this proves it was totally worth it.— Individual speaking for the Breaking Point team

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Patton Oswalt: “I don’t need the reminder of what I did in college. I don’t need that shoved in my face!”

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Patton Oswalt: “I’m getting Bannon’ed on stage.”

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Oswalt: “I’m getting Bannon’ed on stage!”

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:41 pm

Winner:

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon
Rig        

Kelvin Lau
Jean Bolte
Kevin Sprout
Kim Vongbunyong

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:43 pm

That’s two wins already for Deepwater Horizon. It just topped a field with two noms for Rogue One and one for Star Trek Beyond. 

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Honorees tonight are fairly to the point. Nothing political from visual effects

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But Peter Berg’s film isn’t up for any more awards tonight, so it’s not the start of a trend.

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken
Treasure          

Bill George
Amy Jupiter
Hayden Landis
David Lester

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“Thank you for Industrial Light & Magic for opening your doors to us, and partnering with us.” — Amy Jupiter, Pirates of the Caribbean 

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:47 pm

Some heavy hitters up next for Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project: Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Game of Thrones and The Jungle Book. Will the Star Wars spinoff get off the schneid tonight?

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Jupiter is the only one representing Pirates tonight. Apparently, one of the other Visual Effects heads is currently on a cruise.

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Winner:

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

The Jungle Book       
Bill Pope
Robert Legato
Gary Roberts
John Brennan

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“I have to thank Chivo for not working with me on this. I want to tell you how appreciative I am of voter fraud.” — Robert Legato

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20178:51 pm

That’s two wins for Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book — and still zero for Rogue One.

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Now, the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Ken Ralston

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the big winner at last year’s VES Awards, taking home  four trophies. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would have to sweep the remaining categories in which it’s nommed to equal that.

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Presenter mentions Ralston’s transformative work on Star Wars and Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Ralston contributed array of “invisible effects” to Forrest Gump, which “set the standard.”

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Along with his four VFX Oscars, Ralston received a Special Achievement Award from the Academy in 1984 for Return of the Jedi.

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Presenter mentions his contribution to Alice in Wonderland: “Every shot in that film is absurdly complex.”

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When tonight’s award winners enter the room for photographs, they dwarf the sound on the monitor.

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Ralston began his career as a FX cameraman on the original Star Wars in 1977 and also worked on the sequel The Empire Strikes Back. He scored his first Oscar nom for 1981’s Dragonslayer.

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Among Ralston’s many other credits: the Back to the Future trilogy, The Mask, Contact, Cast Away, the second two Men in Black pics and both Alice in Wonderland films. 

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“I want to thank the VES for giving me this award. Believe me, I was sort of stunned by it. I think its a great award for the VES and visual effects in general. There’s a lot of pain attached to it, but a lot of fun.”— Ken Ralston

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“In my head, I’m still that 14 year old animating creatures in his parent’s garage. There are so many inspirations.” — Ralston

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Ken Ralston currently being drowned out by noise in the room.

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Loud applause in the room for Ken Ralston

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“I don’t know if you realize how charming it is that they’re bringing up the most charming, most humble artists to the most sleazy rocky music.” — Patton Oswalt

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:10 pm

Winner:

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or
Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Hullin
Dominik Kirouac
James Dong
Xavier Fourmond

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:11 pm

That’s two tonight for Game of Thrones,
which was last year’s big TV winner with four trophies.

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Winner:

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Moana           
Marc Henry Bryant
David Hutchins
John M. Kosnik
Dale Mayeda

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Nothing newsworthy coming from these acceptance speeches

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Winner:

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

The Jungle Book; Nature Effects    
Oliver Winwood
Fabian Nowak
David Schneider
Ludovic Ramisandraina

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:16 pm

Winner:

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; Nature Effects    
Oliver Winwood
Fabian Nowak
David Schneider
Ludovic Ramisandraina

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:17 pm

That’s three for Jungle Book

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Uncharted
4               

Bruce Straley
Eben Cook
Iki Ikram

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Uncharted 4               
Bruce Straley
Eben Cook
Iki Ikram

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 Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho on stage presenting

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Inaudibly

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Winner:

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or
Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Deak Ferrand
Dominic Daigle
François Croteau 
Alexandru Banuta

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“We’ll keep it short. Thank you very much.” — They weren’t lying.

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:26 pm

That’s three for Game of Thrones already. It is vying in two more categories tonight, so there’s a change that the HBO juggernaut will surpass last year’s four VES wins.

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Auli’i looking tremendously happy to see some Moana VFX talent take home an award. Thumbs up and hugs on stage.

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Winner:

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Moana; Motonui Island      
Rob Dressel
Andy Harkness
Brien Hindman
Larry Wu

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Wu thanked his children and his collaborator’s cats. Oh, and technology.

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Winner:

Doctor Strange; New York
City       

Adam Watkins
Martijn van Herk
Tim Belsher
Jon Mitchell

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VISIONARY AWARD: Victoria Alonso

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“You might recognize her from the Microsoft commercial. We’re all Microsoft people here,” Taika Waititi joked.

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“Around the office, we like to call her a wolf mother. She also is a big hugger.” — Waititi

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“Not only is she the first woman on this list to receive this award, she’s also the only one who isn’t an egomaniac.” — Waititi

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Clips of Alonso’s work: from Iron Man, the Avengers, Ant-Man.

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The upcoming Guardians vol. 2. Exciting trailer for that one

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“Hello, beautiful people. This is a big thing—it’s a big deal. Sometimes, the things coming out of a mouth sound a lot funnier in my head, so I should warn you.” — Victoria Alonso

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Sunday was VFX artist Susan Pickett’s birthday in addition to the Super Bowl

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Alonso just led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday”

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“Tonight, I’m going to make a point of not making this political.” — Victoria Alonso

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“When I was 15 years old, I used to go to marches. I grew up in a military dictatorship, and I would carry the banner. My mother asked me to not go in the front row, but I did. My mother’s fear was the front row usually got targeted, and people died. My mom always thought I listened to her. I have told her, don’t worry. But one of the most important things i learned at those marches is that sometimes, someone has to hold the banner.” — Victoria Alonso

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Alonso: “Often, they ask me what is the secret sauce for Marvel. We don’t have a secret sauce.”

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Alonso: “Every single person here has given it all they’ve got, and all they’ve got is all we need. But one thing I want to remind us: at the bakeoff, there were 40 nominees. There wasn’t one girl. Tonight, there’s about 43 girls. We can do better. I know we can. We can only do better if you consider the possibilities. You have to consider it. You have to look in your rooms, and you have to look at your teams and say, have we looked around enough? Do we have that balance? Why is it that you won’t let us in? I’d say give it a shot.”

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Alonso: “Maya Angelou wrote something that i have on my bracelet, when all this political craziness was going on last year, I would be pretty tortured by things, and one day I said the word of Maya Angelou. “I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Alonso: “To those that couldn’t travel today, because there’s something going on with the courts, I would like to sing them a song.” *Alonso begins to sing in Spanish*

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Still singing…

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“Gracias a la vida.” That was gutsy. “I will hold this banner. This is for our daughter. Please, give us a chance.”

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Now, on with the show

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Winner:

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time
Project

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards;
Drogon           

James Kinnings
Michael Holzl
Matt Derksen
Joeseph Hoback

Erik Pedersen February 7, 20179:58 pm

Thrones ties its haul from last year’s VES Awards with four wins. It’s up in one more category.

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Winner:

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial

John Lewis; Buster the
Boxer         

Tim van Hussen
David Bryan
Chloe Dawe
Maximillian Mallman

Erik Pedersen February 7, 201710:02 pm

That’s a second win tonight for the Christmas ad “Buster the Boxer.” Check it out:

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Winner:

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory; Hank  
Jonathan Hoffman
Steven Clay Hunter
Mark Piretti
Audrey Wong

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“It takes a village to make an octopus.”— Finding Dory VFX team member

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The Finding Dory team cordially invites Patton Oswalt to their table for a drink.

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If you’re scoring along at home, that’s Rogue One, trophies zero.

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Patton Oswalt: “We have one more lifetime achievement award to give out—to adderall. Where’s adderall sitting? It’s inside of you all right now.”

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Oswalt: “Who booked Taika? I don’t need a pretty boy with a Tom Selleck mustache coming out and being as funny as me.”

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Rogue One director Gareth Edwards here, presenting. Wonder how he feels Erik…

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“When I used to work as a visual effects artist, I used to think directors were talentless egomaniacs. And I could not have been more wrong. Which is harder, conceiving, modeling, texturing, animating, compositing the shot completely from scratch, or asking someone to come up with that shot for you? It’s hard to tell.” — Gareth Edwards

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Winner:

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; King Louie           
Paul Story
Dennis Yoo
Jack Tema
Andrei Coval

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

 

John Lewis; Buster the
Boxer         

Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Hannah Ruddleston
Fabian Frank
William Laban

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“All I can say is I’m truly humbled to be awarded three of these. It’s the ultimate accolade, and all it does is inspire me and the guys back home to come —back next year.”  John Lewis team member

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

 

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Joe Bauer
Steve Kullback
Glenn Melenhorst
Matthew Rouleau
Sam Conway

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Another big win for Game of Thrones opposite the formidable Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

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“As an Australian, I love LA. I love the welcome I get every time I come here. Thank you so much.”— Game of Thrones team member

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Somehow Game of Thrones win is intro’d by a ska song?

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings   
Travis Knight
Arianne Sutner
Steve Emerson
Brad Schiff

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“Clearly someone made a mistake. We’re not a Disney film.” — Travis Knight

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Winner:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

The Jungle Book       


Robert Legato
Joyce Cox
Andrew R. Jones
Adam Valdez
JD Schwalm

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Rogue One, shut out tonight. Good night for The Jungle Book 

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I believe that’s all, folks. 

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Oswalt: “Go home. Be with your families. Seal your windows.” 

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From us here at the Beverly Hilton, good night.