BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Visual Effects Society (VES) will host the 16th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday, February 13th. The event will be held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel and will recognize outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games.
Awards will be presented in 24 categories and the program will feature a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Jon Favreau and Georges Méliès Award presentation to Joe Letteri, VES.
The following is an expected list of guests and presenters:
- Jon Favreau – Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, acclaimed producer-writer-director
- Joe Letteri, VES – Georges Méliès Award recipient, Academy Award-winning visual effects master and Academy Award nominee Best Visual Effects, War for the Planet of the Apes
- Patton Oswalt - award-winning comedian-actor, Happy, Veep, The Goldbergs
- Kumail Nanjiani - Academy Award nominee, Best Original Screenplay, The Big Sick
- Diane Warren – Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter; Academy Award nominee Best Original Song, Stand Up for Something, Marshall
- Lee Unkrich – director, Academy-Award nominated Animated Feature Film Coco
- Sydelle Noel – GLOW, Black Panther
- Chris Sullivan – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, This is Us
- Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin, Coco
- Elizabeth Henstridge – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Ana De La Reguera – Imagen Award winner; Power, Narcos; People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list
- Gabriel Iglesias “Fluffy”– comedian-actor, Ferdinand, Coco
- Kevin Feige – President, Marvel Studios (presenting to Jon Favreau)
- Jon Landau – Academy-Award winning producer, Titanic; Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3 (presenting to Joe Letteri)
- VES Awards nominees, including current Academy Award nominees for Best Visual Effects
For further details, visit the VES Website at: www.visualeffectssociety.com.