Star Wars: The Force Awakens topped the feature competition of the 14th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, winning four trophies, including the top category of outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, in addition to outstanding models, created environments and virtual cinematography.
The Revenant won three trophies, in the categories for best supporting VFX, outstanding animated performance (for the bear) and best compositing (for the bear attack).
Also Tuesday during the ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, Mad Max: Fury Road won the category for effects simulation.
Star Wars, The Revenant and Mad Max, along with Ex Machina and The Martian are nominated for the Oscar in VFX. In nine of the 13 previous years, the winner of the VES Award in the top category (previously called outstanding VFX in a VFX-driven feature) went on to win the Oscar in VFX. Once, for Hugo, the Oscar went to the winner in the VES category for outstanding supporting VFX.
The Good Dinosaur won the most awards in the animated feature competition, with three awards including for outstanding VFX in an animated feature.
In the television competition, Game of Thrones won four awards, including outstanding VFX in a photoreal episode, as well as for created environment, compositing and effects simulation.
During the evening, Kate Mara presented Ridley Scott with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Scott Ross presented the Visionary Award to Syd Mead.
Credit: The Hollywood Reporter