Director Taika Waititi presented the VES Visionary Award to acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production Victoria Alonso. Jim Morris, President, Pixar Animation Studios, presented the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to multiple Academy  Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston. Awards presenters included directors Gareth Edwards and Albert HughesYara Shahidi, Auli’I Cravalho, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Brenton Thwaites.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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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Victoria Alonso receives the VES Visionary Award

Featuring Victoria Alonso's VES Visionary award acceptance speech.

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Ken Ralston receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

Featuring Ken Ralston's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech.

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Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 15th 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 (Available soon).