Photo from "The Jungle Book" official trailer.
Photo from “The Jungle Book” official trailer.

“The Jungle Book” won five awards, including for outstanding visual effects in a photoreal feature film, at Tuesday evening’s 15th annual Visual Effects Society Awards.

“Game of Thrones” also won five awards, including for outstanding visual effects in a television episode,

“Kubo and the Two Strings” won for top animated film in a field that also included “Finding Dory,” “Moana,” “The Little Prince” and “Zootopia.”

Oscar-winning visual effects expert Ken Ralston received a lifetime achievement award during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, while the society’s Visionary Award was presented to Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso.

Here is a complete list of winners: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

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

— “Deepwater Horizon,” Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell, John Galloway, Burt Dalton 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 Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

— Black Sails”; XX; Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Aladino Debert, Yafei Wu, Paul Stephenson Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

— “Uncharted 4,” Bruce Straley, Eben Cook, Iki Ikram Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

— “John Lewis; Buster the Boxer,” Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Hannah Ruddleston, Fabian Frank, William Laban 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 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 an Episode or Real-Time Project

— “Game of Thrones”; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon; James Kinnings, Michael Holzl, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial

— “John Lewis”; Buster the Boxer; Tim van Hussen, David Bryan, Chloe Dawe, Maximillian Mallman 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, Francois Croteau, Alexandru Banuta Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

— “The Jungle Book,” Bill Pope, Robert Legato, Gary Roberts, John Brennan Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

— “Deepwater Horizon”; Deepwater Horizon Rig; Kelvin Lau, Jean Bolte, Kevin Sprout, Kim Vongbunyong 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, John M. Kosnik, 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 Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

— “The Jungle Book”; Christoph Salzmann, Masaki Mitchell, Matthew Adams, Max Stummer Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

— “Game of Thrones”; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell; Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

— “John Lewis”; Buster the Boxer; Tom Harding, Alex Snookes, David Filipe, Andreas Feix Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

— “Breaking Point,” Johannes Franz, Nicole Rothermel, Thomas Sali, Alexander Richter

—City News Service

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