‘Westworld’ and ‘Devs’ nominated for VFX at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Winners will be announced in September

We are thrilled to announce that ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and ‘Devs’ have both received Emmy nominations – for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects’ and ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role’ respectively. Congratulations to our TV VFX crew!


Westworld S3 – Crisis Theory

Nominees: Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor; Martin Hernblad, VFX Supervisor;  Jeremy Fernsler, VFX Supervisor [DNEG]; Nhat Phong Tran, VFX Supervisor; Joe Wehmeyer, On Set VFX Supervisor; Bruce Branit, On Set VFX Supervisor; Octevia Robertson, VFX Coordinator; Jacqueline VandenBussche, VFX Production Manager; Sebastiano D’Aprile, In-House VFX Supervisor

DNEG worked on all 8 episodes of ‘Westworld’ Season 3, with significant contributions to episodes 2, 5 and 6. We provided a range of robots, vehicles, set extensions and other seamless FX work for this third season. All robots were hand-animated and then seamlessly integrated into environments. DNEG also created several destruction sequences involving an array of materials, multiple simulated explosions and photorealistic cars to replace on-set stunt cars. Find out more here.


DEVS – Episode 8

Nominees: Andrew Whitehurst, VFX Supervisor; Sarah Tulloch, VFX Producer; Anne Akande, VFX Producer [DNEG]; Sam Townend, VFX Co-Producer; Giacomo Mineo, On-Set VFX Supervisor [DNEG]; Tom Hales, CG Supervisor [DNEG]; George Kyparissous, FX Supervisor; Stafford Lawrence, Animation Supervisor [DNEG]; Jon Uriarte, Lead Compositor [DNEG]

‘Devs’ marks DNEG’s third collaboration with Writer and Director Alex Garland, having previously worked on the award-winning ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Annihilation’. Led by VFX Supervisor Andrew Whitehurst, DNEG’s TV VFX crew worked on 268 shots over all 8 episodes of the series. The team was brought on to the show at the beginning of pre-production to explore some of the more complex visual ideas that feature in the series, including how the multiverse might be realised. Find out more here.


The winners will be announced at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, in September. You can find more information about all the nominations here.

Find out more about DNEG’s TV VFX work here.




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