Digital Domain Scores Trifecta With Academy Award, BAFTA, VES Best Visual Effects Nominations For Two Films: Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One

01.25.19

The global visual effects studio picks up seven total nominations from Oscars®, BAFTA and VES

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global visual effects studio Digital Domain has received multiple Oscars®, BAFTA and Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards nominations for outstanding visual effects on two of its films: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ready Player One.”

For the 91st Oscars® Achievement in Visual Effects, Digital Domain received two nominations:

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Kelly Port, among Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
  • “Ready Player One” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Matthew E. Butler, among Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer and David Shirk

For the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA nominated Digital Domain for Best Special Visual Effects on two films:

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Kelly Port, among Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
  • “Ready Player One” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Matthew E. Butler, among Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer and David Shirk
  • An honorary mention to Digital Domain’s previsualization team who worked on “Black Panther,” nominated for Best Special Visual Effects

For the 17th Annual VES Awards, Digital Domain received three nominations:

  • “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature” for “Avengers: Infinity War” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Kelly Port, among Dan DeLeeuw, Jen Underdahl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
  • “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature” for “Ready Player One” for Digital Domain VFX Supervisor Matthew E. Butler, among Roger Guyett, Jennifer Meislohn, Neil Corbould and David Shirk
  • “Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature” for the Thanos character in “Avengers: Infinity War” for Digital Domain’s Animation Supervisor and head of animation Jan Philip Cramer, and DFX Supervisor and head of digital humans Darren Hendler. Also named are Paul Story and Sidney Kombo-Kintombo.

“For 25 years, the talented artists and innovators at Digital Domain are uncompromising in their efforts to make the impossible possible. To be recognized by esteemed organizations like the Academy, BAFTA and VES for nominations on multiple films is an outstanding honor,” said Daniel Seah, Executive Director and CEO, Digital Domain. “The teams for “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ready Player One” are second to none, and we are incredibly proud of everyone who touched both shows.”

The VES Awards are February 5, 2019; the EE British Academy Film Awards are announced February 10, 2019; and the 91st Oscars® show airs February 24, 2019.

About Digital Domain:
Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the studio has grown to lead the visual effects industry, expanding globally into digital humans, virtual production, previsualization and virtual reality, and adding commercials, game cinematics and episodics to the robust film roster. Digital Domain’s rich legacy consists of hundreds of blockbuster feature films for every major studio and thousands of commercials, music videos, game cinematics and digital content by world-renowned directors and brands.

A creative force in visual effects and premium content, Digital Domain and its predecessor entities have brought artistry and technology to films including “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and blockbusters “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ready Player One.” Staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions.

Digital Domain has successfully become the first independent visual effects studio to enter Greater China. In 2017, Digital Domain launched in Hyderabad. In 2018, Digital Domain acquired one of China’s VR hardware equipment pioneers and leaders – VR Technology Holdings Ltd, Shenzhen(“3Glasses”).

Digital Domain has locations in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei and Hyderabad. Digital Domain Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 547).

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