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.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the big winner of the evening garnering four awards, with The Revenant close behind with three wins.  The teams from The Good Dinosaur (animatedfeature)Game of Thrones (photoreal episode) and SSE (commercial) led the wins in their respective categories, taking home three awards each.

Kate Mara accompanied by taped congratulations from Matt Damon and Julianna Margulies made a crowd-pleasing presentation to award-winning director-producer Sir Ridley Scott, recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.  Industry veteran Scott Ross presented the VES Visionary Award to acclaimed conceptual artist Syd Mead.  The show also featured a salute to ILM’s 40th anniversary. Awards presenters included directors Pete Docter and Zack Snyder, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Terry Crews, Michael Pena, Dennis Haysbert, Portia Doubleday, Erika Christensen, and  Camilla Luddington.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA


Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of vision, artistry, invention and innovation.
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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Sir Ridley Scott receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

Featuring Sir Ridley Scott's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech.

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Syd Mead receives the VES Visionary Award

Featuring Syd Mead's VES Visionary award acceptance speech.

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14th Annual VES Awards Highlights

Highlights from the 14th Annual VES Awards.

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Photo Gallery

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Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 14th 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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