‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops Visual Effects Society Awards

The Marvel movie wins four awards, while “Lost in Space” leads in the television categories

Last Updated: February 5, 2019 @ 10:23 PM

“Avengers: Infinity War” has been honored for the best visual effects of 2018 at the 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards, which were handed out on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Marvel film won four awards, including the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature award in the category that most closely corresponds to the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” also won four awards, sweeping the animated categories in another show of awards strength. “First Man” won the award for supporting visual effects, while “Ready Player One” won for created environment and virtual cinematography.

In the television categories, “Lost in Space” won four awards, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, while “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” won for supporting effects.

In the 16 years of the VES Awards’ existence, its top winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects 10 times. In recent years, though, the correlation has been slipping, with only two VES winners taking the Oscar in the last five years, and six in the last 10.

Patton Oswalt hosted the show, which also presented honorary awards to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Jonathan Nolan and Chris Meledandri. Presenters included Jimmy Kimmel, Evan Rachel Wood, Steve Carell, Thomas Middleditch and Roger Corman.

The full list of winners, including the individual winners in each category, can be found at the VES website.

The Visual Effects Society Awards winners:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “Avengers: Infinity War”
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “First Man”
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: Lost in Space”: “Danger, Will Robinson”
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”: Pilot
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project: “Age of Sail”
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial: “John Lewis, The Boy and the Piano”
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project: “Childish Gambino’s Pharos”
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature: “Avengers: Infinity War”: Thanos
Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”: Miles Morales
Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project: “Lost in Space”: Humanoid
Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial: Volkswagen: “Born Confident,” “Bam”
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature: “Ready Player One”: “The Shining,” Overlook Hotel
Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”: Graphic New York City
Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Lost in Space”: Pilot, Impact Area
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project: “Ready Player One”: New York Race
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project: “Mortal Engines”: London
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature: “Avengers: Infinity War”: Titan
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Altered Carbon”
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature: “Avengers: Infinity War”: Titan
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode: “Lost in Space”: Impact, Crash Site Rescue
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial: Apple: “Welcome Home”
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project: “Terra Nova”