‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ win big at the 2019 Visual Effects Society awards

The Seventeenth Visual Effects Society Awards ushered some of the best works in visual effects and animation of the 2018 calendar year to its coveted piece of silverware, as more than a thousand guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to partake in the jamboree. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, arguably the biggest release last year, reigned supreme at the function, bagging home four awards including the best visual effects in a photoreal feature. VFX supervisors Daniel DeLeeuw and Kelly Port, as well as special effects supervisor Daniel Sudick and VFX producer Jen Underdahl were the recipients of the prize. Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was all the rage in the animation category, winning the outstanding visual effects in an animated feature. Based on Marvel comics, the animated flick has become a roaring success at the global box-office since opening in cinemas last month. However, the juggernaut continues roll on even beyond the threatrical confines and now adds another feather to its bulging cap. Here’s the list of winners in full: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Avengers: Infinity War; Daniel DeLeeuw, Jen Underdahl, Kelly Port, Matt Aitken and Daniel Sudick Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature First Man; Paul Lambert, Kevin Elam, Tristan Myles, Ian Hunter and JD Schwalm Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Joshua Beveridge, Christian Hejnal, Danny Dimian and Bret St. Clair Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode Lost in Space “Danger, Will Robinson”; Jabbar Raisani, Terron Pratt, Niklas Jacobson and Joao Sita Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan “Pilot”; Erik Henry, Matt Robken, Bobo Skipper, Deak Ferrand and Pau Costa Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project Age of Sail; John Kahrs, Kevin Dart, Cassidy Curtis and Theresa Latzko Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial John Lewis “The Boy and the Piano”; Kamen Markov, Philip Whalley, Anthony Bloor and Andy Steele Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project Childish Gambino’s Pharos; Keith Miller, Alejandro Crawford, Thelvin Cabezas and Jeremy Thompson Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature Avengers: Infinity War – Thanos; Jan Philip Cramer, Darren Hendler, Paul Story and Sidney Kombo-Kintombo Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Miles Morales; Marcos Kang, Chad Belteau, Humberto Rosa & Julie Bernier Gosselin Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project Lost in Space “Humanoid”; Chad Shattuck, Paul Zeke, Julia Flanagan, Andrew McCartney Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial Volkswagen “Born Confident, Bam”; David Bryan, Chris Welsby, Fabian Frank & Chloe Dawe Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature Ready Player One – The Shining, Overlook Hotel; Mert Yamak, Stanley Wong, Joana Garrido and Daniel-Ștefan Gagiu Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Spider-Man; Into the Spider-Verse – Graphic New York City; Terry Park, Bret St. Clair, Kimberly Liptrap and Dave Morehead Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project Lost in Space – Pilot; Impact Area; Philip Engström, Kenny Vähäkari, Jason Martin and Martin Bergquist Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project Ready Player One – New York Race; Daniele Bigi, Edmund Kolloen, Mathieu Vig and Jean-Baptiste Noyau Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project Mortal Engines – London; Matthew Sandoval, James Ogle, Nick Keller and Sam Tack Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature Avengers: Infinity War – Titan; Gerardo Aguilera, Ashraf Ghoniem, Vasilis Pazionis & Hartwell Durfor Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Ian Farnsworth, Pav Grochola, Simon Corbaux and Brian D. Casper Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project Altered Carbon; Philipp Kratzer, Daniel Fernandez, Xavier Lestourneaud and Andrea Rosa Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature Avengers: Infinity War – Titan; Sabine Laimer, Tim Walker, Tobias Wiesner and Massimo Pasquetti Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode Lost in Space – Impact; Crash Site Rescue; David Wahlberg, Douglas Roshamn, Sofie Ljunggren and Fredrik Lönn Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial Apple “Welcome Home”; Michael Ralla, Steve Drew, Alejandro Villabon and Peter Timberlake Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project Terra Nova; Thomas Battistetti, Mélanie Geley, Mickael Le Mezo and Guillaume Hoarau