The nominees have been announced for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards – and DNEG crews have been named in two VFX nominations!
Congratulations to our clients, and to all the supervisors, artists and crews who were named in the two nominations in the ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role’ category – for ‘Catch-22’ (Hulu) and ‘Chernobyl’ (HBO, Sky).
For George Clooney’s satirical dark comedy miniseries ‘Catch-22’, the DNEG crew worked on 735 shots across 6 episodes, creating consistently compelling imagery that helped to tell the story of the main character Yossarian, and his band of brothers, during WWII. For the Emmy-nominated episode, DNEG TV created thirteen bespoke variants of the American Airforce Bomber B25, each with their own unique nose and tail artwork with additional ‘flak damaged’ versions, the German airplane ‘JU 52 Junker’ and a host of environments, explosions, flak, smoke, fire and digital clouds.
‘Chernobyl’ was never about telling the real-life story of the 1986 disaster through gratuitous, scary visuals with the intention to shock. Instead it was to be a completely story-driven approach, with VFX providing support for the drama in every shot. All the visual effects work had to feel and look authentic, and ultimately, plausible. The team delivered about 550 shots for the series, designing the RBMK-type nuclear reactor #4 building inside and out, developing complex destruction and smoke simulations, creating CG vehicles such as cars and helicopters, animating crowds, and much more.
Congratulations to all of the nominees for both ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Catch-22’:
Category: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – 2019
Claudius Christian Rauch
Laura Bethencourt Montes
Show: Catch 22
Matthew Wheelon Hunt
To see a full list of nominees visit https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners
The winners will be announced on September 15th, 2019. Fingers crossed!