20th Annual VES Awards Show2022-03-04T11:13:20-08:00


Tuesday, March 8, 2022
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

Please join us at the Visual Effects Society’s prestigious annual celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation worldwide and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on artists who bring this work to life.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, VES Awards attendees must follow these COVID protocols:
  • Provide proof of full vaccination (including a booster).
  • Provide a negative COVID test from within 48 hours prior to the event.

Awards Show Honorees

VES Honors Acclaimed Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro with the VES Award for Creative Excellence

Acclaimed Mexican director-producer-screenwriter Guillermo del Toro received the Academy Award® for Best Director and Best Picture for the fantastical romance The Shape of Water, and the film also won for Best Production Design and Best Original Score. Additional accolades for del Toro and the film included: the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival in 2017; Best Director awards from the DGA, BAFTA and Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Outstanding Producer Award from the PGA; and a Best Original Screenplay nomination from the Academy.

Del Toro reunited with his The Shape of Water studio Searchlight Pictures for his directorial follow-up Nightmare Alley, which has received wide acclaim with four Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture; three BAFTA nominations; a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; and an ASC nomination for Best Feature Film; among others. Del Toro’s upcoming projects include his stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, and the Netflix anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

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Visual Effects Society Names Lucasfilm EVP/General Manager Lynwen Brennan as Recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award

As General Manager and Executive Vice President of Lucasfilm – home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises – Lynwen Brennan oversees all businesses, including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. She is responsible for the development and execution of Lucasfilm’s business strategy, and works across each division to implement the company vision. Brennan was integral in the creation of ILMxLAB, which combines the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound to break new ground in creating interactive storytelling and immersive entertainment experiences.

Brennan’s career with Lucasfilm started in 1999 with her role as Technical Area Leader in Lucasfilm’s storied visual effects company, Industrial Light & Magic. She rose through the ranks to become President of ILM in 2009, and guided the studio through one of its most successful periods. Under her leadership, ILM added three new studios to its global footprint, and expanded their studios in San Francisco and Singapore. In February 2015 she was promoted to General Manager and EVP of Lucasfilm.

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20th Annual VES Awards Nominees