DNEG TV receives three nominations for this year’s HPA Awards

Altered Carbon, Black Mirror and Westworld all shortlisted for outstanding TV VFX

Congratulations to our DNEG TV team, who have once again been nominated for an award for their work on three of this year’s top sci-fi TV shows.

Our VFX teams working on Altered Carbon and Black Mirror – Metalhead for Netflix, and on HBO’s Westworld, have all been named in the nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects Award for a TV Show with under 13 episodes at this year’s Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards.

Each year since 2006, the HPA has presented awards to recognise the people and companies that have contributed to ground breaking technology and creative excellence within the professional media content industry.

We’re especially thrilled for the following DNEG TV team members, who were all named as part of each show’s nomination.
They are:

Altered Carbon

Steve Moncur, Christine Lemon, Paul Jones

Black Mirror – Metalhead

Michael Bell, Pete Levy, Steven Godfrey, Stafford Lawrence


Mike Enriquez

 Outlander and Game of Thrones were also nominated in this category.

We’ll have to wait until the presentation ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday 15 November to find out which show will take home the award!

Previous industry recognition for DNEG TV

In April this year, our Black Mirror -Metalhead team was honoured with a BAFTA for Special Visual and Graphic Effects – DNEG’s fifth BAFTA. For this show, we created a photo-realistic quadruped robot, built from technology that could conceivably exist in the near future. Our team delivered over 300 shots for the episode, including 200 shots involving bespoke character animation.

Then in July, both Altered Carbon and Westworld were nominated for the Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy. As lead vendor on Altered Carbon, DNEG TV created more than 1,500 shots – all shot at 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. Read more in this article.




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