The 2018 VES Award Nominations are in – ‘Coco’ & ‘Cars 3’ Receive 7 Nominations

The nominations for the 2018 (16th Annual) VES Awards were just announced and Coco and Cars 3 grabbed an impressive 7 nominations across 4 categories
VES Coco Cars 3

The nominations for the 16th annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced and Coco and Cars 3grabbed an impressive 7 nominations across four categories — 4 nominations for Coco and 3 for Cars 3.

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. Below is a list of all of the animation-related categories with the Pixar nominations highlighted in red.

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • Cars 3
    • Brian Fee
    • Kevin Reher
    • Michael Fong
    • Jon Reisch
  • Coco
    • Lee Unkrich
    • Darla K. Anderson
    • David Ryu
    • Michael K. O’Brien
  • Captain Underpants
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Coco Hector

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

  • Coco; Hèctor
    • Emron Grover
    • Jonathan Hoffman
    • Michael Honsel
    • Guilherme Sauerbronn Jacinto
  • Despicable Me 3; Bratt
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Garma Mecha Man
  • The Boss Baby; Boss Baby
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Garmadon

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • Cars 3; Abandoned Racetrack
    • Marlena Fecho
    • Thidaratana Annee Jonjai
    • Jose L. Ramos Serrano
    • Frank Tai
  • Coco; City of the Dead
    • Michael Frederickson
    • Jamie Hecker
    • Jonathan Pytko
    • Dave Strick
  • Despicable Me 3; Hollywood Destruction
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Ninjago City

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • Cars 3
    • Greg Gladstone
    • Stephen Marshall
    • Leon JeongWook Park
    • Tim Speltz
  • Coco
    • Kristopher Campbell
    • Stephen Gustafson
    • Dave Hale
    • Keith Klohn
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Ferdinand
  • The Boss Baby
Nemo SeaRider

The Visual Effects Society has also recognized the stunning and immersive attraction at Disney’s Tokyo Sea, Nemo & Friends SeaRider.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

  • Nemo and Friends SeaRider
    • Anthony Apodaca
    • Kathy Janus
    • Brandon Benepe
    • Nick Lucas
    • Rick Rothschild
  • Avatar: Flight of Passage
  • Corona; Paraiso Secreto
  • Guardians of the Galaxy; Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Congratulations to all the individual nominees on the recognition of your artistry. The VES Awards will take place on February 13, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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