The Primetime Emmy Awards have included a special a category for visual effects since the early 1980s. In the past, sci-fi favorites such as Star Trek: TNG and Battlestar Galactica have raked up the nominations in the VFX category, but in recent years, a wider variety of productions have begun to employ visual effects, making the nominee pool more diverse than ever before. This year, there are six well-deserved nominations for the award, including audience favorites Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. The shows and associated visual effects artists are listed below. Congratulations to all of the nominees!
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live.
1. Game Of Thrones - Valar Morghulis (HBO)
Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor; Sven Martin, Animation Lead; Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Jan Fiedler, Visual Effects Producer; Chris Stenner, Lead Animator; Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Artist; Thilo Ewers, Environment Lead; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator
White walker from Game of Thrones. © Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved.
2. Inside The Human Body - Episode 1 (TLC)
Phil Dobree, Visual Effects Creative Director; Sophie Orde, Visual Effects Producer; Dan Upton, CG Lead; Matt Chandler, CG Lead; Chris Roswwarne, Concept Artist; Grant White, Animation; Jonas Ussing, Animation; Paul Herbert, Lighting; Nick Ward, Compositing
3. Falling Skies - Live And Learn / The Armory (TNT)
Andrew Orloff, Creative Director ; Curt Miller, Visual Effects Supervisor; Roberto Biagi, Visual Effects Supervisor; Sean Tompkins, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Barbara Genicoff, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Jake Bergman, Lead Mech Animator; Scott Fritts, Lead Skitter Animator; Renaud Talon, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Michael Kirylo, CGI Lead
Mech from Falling Skies (2012). © Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
4. Once Upon A Time - The Stranger (ABC)
Andrew Orloff, Visual Effects Supervisor; Laura Jones, Visual Effects Producer; Phil Jones, Special Effects Coordinator; Jake Bergman, Animation Lead; Nathan Matsuda, Compositing Supervisor; Dale Fay, On Set Supervisor; Dayna Mauer, Compositor; Kevin Struckman, On Set Zeus Supervisor; Sallyanne Massimini, CG Lead
5. The Walking Dead - Beside The Dying Fire (AMC)
Victor Scalise, VFX Supervisor; Jason Sperling, VFX Supervisor; Darrell Pritchett, Special FX Supervisor; Eddie Bonin, VFX Producer; Valeri Pfahning, Lead 2D Artist; Spence Fuller, 2D Artist; Martin Hilke, 2D Artist; Michael Cook, Lead 3D Artist; Jon Rosenthal, 3D Artist
6. Pan Am - Pilot (ABC)
Matt Robken, Visual Effects Producer; Christopher D. Martin, Visual Effects Supervisor; Sam Nicholson, Visual Effects Supervisor; Diego Galtieri, Senior 2D Artist; Daniel Kumiega, Senior 3D Artist; Michael Cook, Lead 3D Artist; William L. Arance, Senior Model Builder; Martin Hilke, Senior 2D Artist; Anthony Ocampo, Senior 3D Artist
For more information on the Primtime Emmy Awards, visit the Emmy Awards website.