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Game of Thrones dominates Visual Effects Society award nominations

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The award nominations for Game of Thrones Season 6 continue to pour in. The latest? The Visual Effects Society, which “recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games” has nominated Game of Thrones for 11 awards, more than any other show or movie.


Like at other awards shows, Game of Thrones will face stiff competition—other prominent nominees include Stranger Things and fellow HBO drama Westworld. In several categories, Game of Thrones is competing with itself, as well as against videogames.

Check out the nominations:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
  • Black Mirror, “Playtest”
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”
    • Joe Bauer
    • Steve Kullback
    • Glenn Melenhorst
    • Matthew Rouleau
    • Sam Conway
  • Stranger Things, “Demogorgon”
  • The Expanse, “Salvage”
  • Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind”
Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—Omar
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Drogon
    • James Kinnings
    • Michael Holzl
    • Matt Derksen
    • Joeseph Hoback
  • Game of Thrones, “Home”—Emaciated Dragon
    • Sebastian Lauer
    • Jonathan Symmonds
    • Thomas Kutschera
    • Anthony Sieben
Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
  • Black Sails, “XXVIII”—Maroon Island
  • Dishonored 2, Clockwork Mansion
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City
    • Deak Ferrand
    • Dominic Daigle
    • François Croteau
    • Alexandru Banuta
  • Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter”—Citadel
    • Edmond Engelbrecht
    • Tomoka Matsumura
    • Edwin Holdsworth
    • Cheri Fojtik
  • The Man in the High Castle, “Volkshalle”

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Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
  • Doctor Strange—New York Mirror Dimension
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”
    • Patrick Tiberius Gehlen
    • Michelle Blok
    • Christopher Baird
    • Drew Wood-Davies
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—Space Battle
  • The Jungle Book
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”
    • Kevin Blom
    • Sasmit Ranadive
    • Wanghua Huang
    • Ben Andersen
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City
    • Thomas Hullin
    • Dominik Kirouac
    • James Dong
    • Xavier Fourmond
  • John Lewis, “Buster the Boxer”
  • Sky, “Q”
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Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
  • Black Sails, “XX”—Sailing Ships
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City
    • Thomas Montminy-Brodeur
    • Patrick David
    • Michael Crane
    • Joe Salazar
  • Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Retaking Winterfell
    • Dominic Hellier
    • Morgan Jones
    • Thijs Noij
    • Caleb Thompson
  • Game of Thrones, “The Door”—Land of Always Winter
    • Eduardo Díaz
    • Aníbal Del Busto
    • Angel Rico
    • Sonsoles López-Aranguren

The 15th Annual VES Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7th.

If by some miracle Thrones is shut out at the Visual Effects Society, there will always be the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) awards. As the name implies, these awards honor “make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.” Game of Thrones picked up three nominations.

  • Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Jane Walker, Kay Bilk)
  • Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe)
  • Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
  • Stranger Things (Make-Up Artists: Amy L. Forsythe, Samantha Smith)
  • Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Rolf Keppler)

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  • Game of Thrones (Hair Stylists: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks)
  • Masters of Sex (Hair Stylists: Mary Ann Valdes, Matthew Holman, George Guzman)
  • Penny Dreadful (Hair Stylists: Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente)
  • Saturday Night Live (Hair Stylists: Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher)
  • Stranger Things (Hair Stylists: Sarah Hindsgaul, Evelyn Roach)
  • Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
  • Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Nick Dudman, Sarita Alliso)
  • Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Dernier)
  • The Walking Dead (Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber)
  • Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Hiroshi Yada)

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The MUAHS awards will be handed out on February 19th at The Novo in Los Angeles.

Best of luck to all the nominees, but particularly to Game of Thrones!


  • I like the visual effects and the great dragons and costumes . The sword fights the zombies people are the best of all. But the dragons are the icing, l really cool seeing them Fight the white walkers , still anticipating when the dragons start roasting them (the white walkers)and when the army’s come together to fight the white walkers 😳😳😳😳😳