‘Finding Dory’ Honored With Nominations for BAFTAs, Visual Effects Society Awards and Producers Guild of America Awards

‘Finding Dory’ honored with four nominations at the 15th Annual VES Awards.
Finding Dory VES Awards

Today, the Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards with Pixar Animation Studios receiving a total of 4 nominations for Finding Dory.

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television, commercials, and games.

In past award ceremonies, Pixar has been awarded their nominated category (with The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out winning big at last year’s ceremony), below is a list of all of the animation-related categories with the Pixar nominations.

“The artistry, ingenuity, and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,…We are seeing best-in-field work that elevates the art of storytelling and engages the audience in new and innovative ways. The VES Awards is the only venue that showcases and honors these outstanding artists across a wide range of disciplines, and we are extremely proud of all our nominees!” – Mike Chambers, VES Chair

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory 
    • Angus MacLane 
    • Lindsey Collins- p.g.a. 
    • John Halstead 
    • Chris J. Chapman
  • Kubo and the Two Strings 
    • Travis Knight 
    • Arianne Sutner 
    • Steve Emerson 
    • Brad Schiff
  • Moana 
    • Kyle Odermatt 
    • Nicole P. Hearon 
    • Hank Driskill 
    • Ian Gooding
  • The Little Prince 
    • Mark Osborne 
    • Jinko Gotoh 
    • Pascal Bertrand 
    • Jamie Caliri
  • Zootopia 
    • Scott Kersavage 
    • Bradford S. Simonsen 
    • David Goetz 
    • Ernest J. Petti
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Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory; Hank 
    • Jonathan Hoffman 
    • Steven Clay Hunter 
    • Mark Piretti 
    • Audrey Wong
  • Kubo and the Two Strings; Kubo 
    • Jeff Riley 
    • Ian Whitlock 
    • Adam Lawthers 
    • Jeremy Spake
  • Kubo and the Two Strings; Monkey 
    • Andy Bailey 
    • Dobrin Yanev 
    • Kim Slate 
    • Jessica Lynn
  • Moana; The Mighty Maui 
    • Mack Kablan 
    • Nikki Mull 
    • Matthew Schiller 
    • Marc Thyng
Finding Dory Open Ocean

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory; Open Ocean Exhibit 
    • Stephen Gustafson 
    • Jack Hattori 
    • Jesse Hollander 
    • Michael Rutter
  • Kubo and the Two Strings; Hanzo’s Fortress 
    • Phil Brotherton 
    • Nick Mariana 
    • Emily Greene 
    • Joe Strasser 
  • Kubo and the Two Strings; Waves 
    • David Horsley 
    • Eric Wachtman 
    • Daniel Leatherdale 
    • Takashi Kuboto 
  • Moana; Motonui Island 
    • Rob Dressel 
    • Andy Harkness 
    • Brien Hindman 
    • Larry Wu
Finding Dory Destiny

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • Finding Dory 
    • Stephen Gustafson 
    • Allen Hemberger 
    • Joshua Jenny 
    • Matthew Kiyoshi Wong
  • Kubo and the Two Strings; Water 
    • David Horsley 
    • Peter Stuart 
    • Timur Khodzhaev 
    • Terrance Tornberg
  • Moana 
    • Marc Henry Bryant 
    • David Hutchins 
    • John M. Kosnik 
    • Dale Mayeda
  • Zootopia 
    • Nicholas Burkard 
    • Moe El-Ali 
    • Claudia Chung Sanii 
    • Thom Wickes

BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards

In addition to the VES Award nominations, the team behind Finding Dory was honored with a prestigious BAFTA nomination (the BAFTAs are considered to be the British version of the Academy Awards), see below for a complete list of animated films.

Best Animated Film

  • Finding Dory – Andrew Stanton 
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight 
  • Moana – Ron Clements, John Musker 
  • Zootopia – Byron Howard, Rich Moore
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Producers Guild of America Awards

Rounding out the nominations released today, was the recognition of producer Lindsey Collins’ work on Finding Dory – as she was honored with a nomination for the Producers Guild of America Awards.

  • Finding Dory Producer: Lindsey Collins 
  • Kubo and the Two Strings Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight 
  • Moana Producer: Osnat Shurer 
  • The Secret Life of Pets Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy 
  • Zootopia Producer: Clark Spencer Read more at 

Congratulations to all the individual nominees on the recognition of your artistry. The Producers Guild Awards will take place on January 28, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Awards will take place on February 7, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The BAFTAs will take place on February 12, 2017, in London, England.

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