Awards Season 2022: Oscar nominees revealed

'DUNE' & 'NO TIME TO DIE' AMONG OSCAR CONTENDERS

Awards season is heating up, and we’re thrilled to share the latest news about our nominated projects!

Academy Awards Nominations

We’re extremely proud to share that two films featuring DNEG-led visual effects have been nominated for the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Oscar at the 2022 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards. The selected titles were determined by the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee.

Our nominated films are:

    • DunePaul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer (DNEG was the lead VFX partner)
    • No Time To DieCharlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould (DNEG was the lead VFX partner and DNEG’s Charlie Noble was the overall Production VFX Supervisor)

Other nominations:

    • Free Guy
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    • Spider-Man: No Way Home

We couldn’t be prouder to see our spectacular DNEG talent receive this well-deserved recognition. Our heartiest congratulations to all our talented teams — and to all other nominees! Coming up next…

94th Academy Awards

The winners of the 94th Academy Awards will then be announced at the

Oscars ceremony, scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 27th.


BAFTAs

The 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held on Sunday 13 March 2022, in London – and DNEG brought home the BAFTA for ‘Special Visual Effects’ for its work on Dune!

Four of the five films nominated in the Special Visual Effects category for the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) featured DNEG-led VFX work!

    • DuneBrian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer (DNEG was the lead VFX partner) – WINNER
    • Ghostbusters: AfterlifeAharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre, Alessandro Ongaro (DNEG was the lead VFX partner)
    • The Matrix Resurrections Tom Debenham, Huw J Evans, Dan Glass, J. D. Schwalm (DNEG was the lead VFX partner and DNEG’s Dan Glass was the overall Production VFX Supervisor)
    • No Time to Die —  Mark Bokowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, Charlie Noble (DNEG was the lead VFX partner and DNEG’s Charlie Noble was the overall Production VFX Supervisor)

The other nominated title was:

    • Free Guy

We’re truly over the moon to see our incredible teams receive this well-deserved recognition. Congratulations to all the DNEG crews that contributed to these projects and to all the other nominees.


Visual Effects Society Awards

The 20th Annual VES Awards was held on Tuesday 8 March in Los Angeles, and DNEG was thrilled to bring home seven VES Awards for its work on ‘Dune’, ‘Last Night in Soho’ and ‘Foundation’.

The DNEG team had been recognised with 12 VES Award nominations across 10 categories!

See a full list of our nominations here:

 
CATEGORY 1: OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
    • Dune Nominees: Paul Lambert, Brice Parker, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer
    • The Matrix ResurrectionsNominees: Dan Glass, Nina Fallon, Tom Debenham, Huw J Evans, James Schwalm
    • No Time To DieNominees: Charlie Noble, Mara Bryan, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, Chris Courbold
 
CATEGORY 2: OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
    • Last Night in SohoNominees: Tom Proctor, Gavin Gregory, Julian Gnass, Fabricio Baessa
 
CATEGORY 4: OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL EPISODE
    • Foundation; The Emperor’s Peace – Nominees: Chris MacLean, Addie Manis, Mike Enriquez, Chris Keller, Paul Byrne
 
CATEGORY 9: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
 
CATEGORY 13: OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
    • Dune; Arrakeen City – Nominees: Rhys Salcombe, Seungjin Woo, Jeremie Touzery, Marc Austin
 
CATEGORY 15: OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT
    • Foundation; Trantor Cityscape – Nominees: Samuel Simanjuntak, Melaina Mace, Benjamin Ruiz, Alessandro Vastalegna
 
CATEGORY 17: OUTSTANDING MODEL IN A PHOTOREAL OR ANIMATED PROJECT
    • Dune; Royal Ornithopter – Nominees: Marc Austin, Anna Yamazoe, Michael Chang, Rachael Dunk
 
CATEGORY 18: OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
    • Dune; Dunes of Arrakis –  Nominees: Gero Grimm, Ivan Larinin, Hideki Okano, Zuny An
 
CATEGORY 20: OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT
    • Foundation; Collapse of the Galactic Empire – Nominees: Giovanni Casadei, Mikel Zuloaga, Steven Moor, Louis Manjarres
 
CATEGORY 21: OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING & LIGHTING IN A FEATURE
    • Dune; Attack on Arrakeen – Nominees: Gregory Haas, Francesco Dell’Anna, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Cleve Zhu
 

Critics Choice Award nominations

The 2022 Critic’s Choice Awards were held on Sunday 13 March 2022 – and DNEG brought home the Award for ‘Best Visual Effects’ for its work on Dune!

The Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually to honour the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations. We couldn’t be more humbled to see DNEG VFX talent represented in three out of five of this year’s nominations. Congratulations to all our teams behind the nominated titles!

Other nominations:

    • Nightmare Alley
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

And you can find out more about previous DNEG Award wins here.

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