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Ves Awards: ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Win Top VFX Prizes

7 February 2017 10:35 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Jungle Book” is on its way to VFX Oscar gold after getting five Ves nods Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. “Rogue One,” the “Star Wars” standalone, however, came away empty-handed after receiving seven nominations.

Innovative Disney hybrid “The Jungle Book” won for outstanding feature, King Louie’s animated performance, virtual cinematography, effects simulations, and compositing.

Laika’s Oscar-nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings” earned VFX animation props, “Deepwater Horizon” took supporting VFX and model work for Industrial Light & Magic, and “Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards” continued its TV dominance.

Disney’s “Moana” grabbed two animation awards (created environment and simulations), Pixar won for Hank’s animated performance, and Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” won for its New York City environment

The Ves Visionary Award went to Victoria Alonso, producer and Marvel Studios Evp of physical production. Five-time Oscar winner Ken Ralston (“Return of the Jedi” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »

- Bill Desowitz

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominate Visual Effects Society Awards

7 February 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” took home major honors at the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday evening.

Comedian Patton Oswalt, serving as host, brought the house down multiple times as more than 1,000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate visual effects talent in 24 awards categories – and to mark the Ves’ 20th anniversary.

The Jungle Book” was named photoreal feature film winner, earning five awards. “Kubo and the Two Strings,” from Laika Entertainment and Focus Features, received the honor for top animated film. In TV, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” episode “Battle of the Bastards” was showered with multiple awards.

And “Boxer the Buster,” a hilarious and warm Christmas ad from British department store chain John Lewis, won top honors for TV commercial.

The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau, is notable because the live action — namely the young boy Mowgli — was shot on bluescreen, »

- Peter Caranicas

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominate Visual Effects Society Awards

7 February 2017 10:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” took home major honors at the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday evening.

Comedian Patton Oswalt, serving as host, brought the house down multiple times as more than 1,000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate visual effects talent in 24 awards categories – and to mark the Ves’ 20th anniversary.

The Jungle Book” was named photoreal feature film winner, earning five awards. “Kubo and the Two Strings,” from Laika Entertainment and Focus Features, received the honor for top animated film. In TV, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” episode “Battle of the Bastards” was showered with multiple awards.

And “Boxer the Buster,” a hilarious and warm Christmas ad from British department store chain John Lewis, won top honors for TV commercial.

The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau, is notable because the live action — namely the young boy Mowgli — was shot on bluescreen, but »

- Peter Caranicas

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