We are thrilled to announce that Blade Runner 2049 was honoured last night with the BAFTA for ‘Best Special Visual Effects’ at the EE BAFTAs 2018 Awards Ceremony in London. DNEG was the lead VFX house on the movie.
Congratulations to John Nelson (Overall VFX Supervisor), Paul Lambert (DNEG VFX Supervisor), Gerd Nefzer and Richard R. Hoover who picked up the award for their work on Blade Runner 2049, and a huge congratulations to our whole Blade Runner 2049 crew.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 tells the story of mysterious cop K, who lives in a futuristic Los Angeles with his 3D hologram girlfriend Joi.
Led by VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert, DNEG delivered most of the Los Angeles 2049 cityscapes, the Joi hologram work and the seawall chase at the end of the movie. Overall, DNEG’s team in Vancouver completed 316 shots in the movie.
‘I’m incredibly honoured by this news but I couldn’t have done it without the truly passionate group of artists that I share this award with. This moment is easily the highlight of my career,’ said DNEG VFX Supervisor Paul Lambert. ‘Getting to work with Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins was a truly inspiring experience. My best memory on this show was the first day of the shoot and realising I was working with the best of the best.’
Blade Runner 2049 is also nominated in the ‘Visual Effects’ category at the 90th Academy Awards which will be held on March 4 2018 in Los Angeles.