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DNEG and Important Looking Pirates shine at the VES Awards

First Man and Lost in Space recognised by the Visual Effects Society

UK-based visual effects company DNEG and Sweden’s Important Looking Pirates were among the winners at the 2019 VES Awards for their work on First Man and Lost in Space, respectively.

DNEG’s Paul Lambert, Kevin Elam, Tristan Myles, Ian Hunter and JD Schwalm picked up the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature award for the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man.

Lost in Space swept the board on the TV side, winning awards for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode (Jabbar Raisani, Terron Pratt, Niklas Jacobson and Joao Sita), Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project (Chad Shattuck, Paul Zeke, Julia Flanagan and Andrew McCartney), Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project (Philip Engström, Kenny Vähäkari, Jason Martin and Martin Bergquist) and Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode (David Wahlberg, Douglas Roshamn, Sofie Ljunggren and Fredrik Lönn).

Important Looking Pirates also won Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, with Erik Henry, Matt Robken, Bobo Skipper, Deak Ferrand and Pau Costa taking home the trophy.

Other big winners on the night included Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers: Infinity War, each winning four categories.

See the full list of winners here.