We would like to send out a big ‘Congratulations!’ to the teams behind two of the best sci-fi shows on TV – Altered Carbon and Westworld – for all their nominations in this year’s prestigious Emmy Awards. Now in its 70th year, the highly sought Emmy Awards honour the best U.S prime time television shows from the previous 12 months.
Altered Carbon (episode ‘Out of the Past’) and Westworld (episode ‘The Passenger’) were both nominated in the ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects’ category, during yesterday’s nomination announcement.
And we’re especially thrilled for our DNEG TV VFX crews who were named in the nominations for these shows:
For Altered Carbon – ‘Out of the Past’:
- Steve Moncur, VFX Supervisor
- Christine Lemon, VFX Producer
- Paul Jones, VFX Producer
- Antoine Moulineau, CG Supervisor
- David Zaretti, 2D Supervisor
For Westworld – ‘The Passenger’:
- Mike Enriquez, VFX Supervisor, DNEG
And well done, of course, to the other shows nominated in the same category – Game of Thrones, Lost in Space, and Stranger Things.
Altered Carbon – Our biggest TV project, so far…
Altered Carbon was our biggest TV project yet. As lead vendor, we created more than 1,500 shots – all filmed in 5-6K resolution – to give viewers the most thrilling and cinematic experience possible. Around 180 of our world-class artists worked for 18 months to help deliver this cyber punk-inspired sci-fi thriller.
Westworld – Seamlessly blending the future with the past
The Emmy-nominated episode ‘The Passenger’ is the finale to season two. The trailer shown during this year’s Super Bowl to promote the highly anticipated second season was a particularly notable highlight for us. For this, our global teams helped to quickly create a hyper-realistic robotic bull – complete with visually stunning mechanical inner workings.
Winners announced in September
We’ll have to wait until the Emmy Creative Arts Awards held over two nights (8th and 9th September), in Los Angeles, to discover which of these shows will take home the Award for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects’.
Good luck to all the nominees!