Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 23 awards categories. Big Hero 6 was the big winner of the evening garnering five awards. The teams from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (feature film), Game of Thrones (broadcast) and SSE (commercial) led the wins in their respective categories, taking home three awards each.


Zoe Saldana made a crowd-pleasing presentation to her Star Trek: Into Darkness director, award-winning writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams, recipient of the VES Visionary Award.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA


Visionary Award
Awarded for uniquely and consistently employing the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.


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J.J. Abrams receives the VES Visionary Award

Featuring J.J. Abrams Visionary Award acceptance speech.

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Zoe Saldana's presentation speech for J.J. Abrams' VES Visionary Award

Zoe Saldana presents J.J. Abrams with the 2015 VES Visionary Award

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Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 13th Annual VES Awards. A sortable list for ALL years of VES Award winners / nominees can be found on the Previous VES Awards page. VES members (must be logged in) can also view all of the nominated entries in each category.

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