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“The Lion King,” the Disney “live-action” remake that is made up almost entirely of computer-generated characters and backgrounds, has won three awards at the Visual Effects Society’s 18th annual VES Awards, which were handed out Wednesday night in Los Angeles.The film won for its virtual cinematography and created environment, and also took the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, the VES category that corresponds most closely to the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category.“The Irishman,” with its extensive use of de-aging technology, won two awards, including Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Photoreal Feature. “Missing Link” was the top animated feature with two awards.Also Read: 'The Lion King' Crosses $500 Million Domestic, Will Soon Pass 'Beauty and the Beast'In the television categories, “Stranger Things” and “Game of Thrones” each received a pair of awards. So did “The Mandalorian” — including one for “The Child,” the episode built around the year’s most viral CG character, Baby Yoda.The film that wins the VES award in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature category (or its predecessor, Outstanding Visual Effects in an Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture) has gone on to win the VFX Oscar 10 times in the last 17 years, but only once in the last five. The Outstanding Supporting Effects winner has won the Oscar twice in that time, including last year with “First Man.”Oscar nominees in the category this year include the two top VES winners, “The Lion King” and “The Irishman,” as well as “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which won one VES award, and “Avengers: Endgame” and “1917,” which did not win any.Also Read: 'The Irishman': Martin Scorsese on De-Aging De Niro and Pacino Without 'Helmets or Tennis Balls on Their Faces'Also at the show, Sheena Duggal received the VES Award for Creative Excellence, Roland Emmerich was given the Visionary Award and Martin Scorsese received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Scorsese could not attend and accepted the award via video.The show took place at the Beverly Hilton and was hosted by Patton Oswalt.The winners:Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “The Lion King” Robert Legato Tom Peitzman Adam Valdez Andrew R. JonesOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “The Irishman” Pablo Helman Mitchell Ferm Jill Brooks Leandro Estebecorena Jeff BrinkOutstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature: “Missing Link” Brad Schiff Travis Knight Steve Emerson Benoit DubucOutstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: “The Mandalorian”: “The Child” Richard Bluff Abbigail Keller Jason Porter Hayden Jones Roy K. CancinoOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: “Chernobyl”: “1:23:45” Max Dennison Lindsay McFarlane Clare Cheetham Paul Jones Claudius Christian RauchOutstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project: “Control” Janne Pulkkinen Elmeri Raitanen Matti Hämäläinen James TottmanOutstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial: Hennessy: “The Seven Worlds” Carsten Keller Selçuk Ergen Kiril Mirkov William LabanOutstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project: “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” Jason Bayever Patrick Kearney Carol Norton Bill GeorgeOutstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature: “Alita: Battle Angel”: Alita Michael Cozens Mark Haenga Olivier Lesaint Dejan MomcilovicOutstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature: “Missing Link”: Susan Rachelle Lambden Brenda Baumgarten Morgan Hay Benoit DubucOutstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project: “Stranger Things 3”: Tom/Bruce Monster Joseph Dubé-Arsenault Antoine Barthod Frederick Gagnon Xavier LafargeOutstanding Animated Character in a Commercial: “Cyberpunk 2077”: Dex Jonas Ekman Jonas Skoog Marek Madej Grzegorz ChojnackiOutstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature: “The Lion King”: The Pridelands Marco Rolandi Luca Bonatti Jules Bodenstein Filippo PretiOutstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature: “Toy Story 4”: Antiques Mall Hosuk Chang Andrew Finley Alison Leaf Philip ShoebottomOutstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Game of Thrones”: “The Iron Throne”: Red Keep Plaza Carlos Patrick DeLeon Alonso Bocanegra Martinez Marcela Silva Benjamin RossOutstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project: “The Lion King” Robert Legato Caleb Deschanel Ben Grossmann AJ SciuttoOutstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project: “The Mandalorian”: The Sin; The Razorcrest Doug Chiang Jay Machado John Goodson Landis Fields IVOutstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Don Wong Thibault Gauriau Goncalo Cababca François-Maxence DesplanquesOutstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature: “Frozen II” Erin V. Ramos Scott Townsend Thomas Wickes Rattanin SirinaruemarnOutstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Stranger Things 3”: Melting Tom/Bruce Nathan Arbuckle Christian Gaumond James Dong Aleksandr StarkovOutstanding Compositing in a Feature: “The Irishman” Nelson Sepulveda Vincent Papaix Benjamin O’Brien Christopher DoerhoffOutstanding Compositing in an Episode: “Game of Thrones”: “The Long Night”: Dragon Ground Battle Mark Richardson Darren Christie Nathan Abbott Owen LongstaffOutstanding Compositing in a Commercial: Hennessy:” The Seven Worlds” Rod Norman Guillaume Weiss Alexander Kulikov Alessandro GranellaOutstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project: “The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance”: “She Knows All the Secrets” Sean Mathiesen Jon Savage Toby Froud Phil HarveyOutstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project: “The Beauty” Marc Angele Aleksandra Todorovic Pascal Schelbli Noel WinzenRead original story ‘The Lion King’ Is King at the Visual Effects Society Awards At TheWrap
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Rob Lowe said that his Netflix film, “Holiday in the Wild,” drew more viewers to the streaming platform than Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-contender “The Irishman.”“I just did a movie for Netflix that was the number one movie that they had,” Lowe said Monday during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, when he was asked if he preferred working on streaming shows instead of network TV. “A little stupid Christmas elephant movie and it beat — take that Martin Scorsese.”Lowe did not give any hard numbers on that — TheWrap has asked Netflix to verify Lowe’s claim — but “The Irishman,” Scorsese’s three-hour mob epic, drew 13.2 million viewers in its first five days, according to Nielsen. That average-minute audience is more than “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (8.2 million) and less than “Bird Box” (16.9 million).Also Read: 'Masked Dancer': Fox Orders Competition Series Based on 'Ellen Show' Spoof of 'Masked Singer'The gangster film, which carries a runtime of three hours and 29 minutes, was released on the streaming service on Nov. 27. It opened in theaters on Nov. 1, but Netflix does not generally report box office numbers. Per Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, it was seen by more than 26 million accounts during its first week (Netflix counts a view once someone has watched 70% of a show or movie). “The Irishman” starred Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino is considered a favorite for major Oscar awards next month.“Holiday in the Wild” was released on Nov. 1 and co-starred “Sex and the City” alum Kristin Davis. Here is the logline for that film:To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. During a detour through Zambia, she helps her pilot, Derek Holliston (Lowe), rescue an orphaned baby elephant. They nurse him back to health at a local elephant orphanage, and Kate extends her stay through Christmastime. Far from the modern luxuries of home, Kate thrives amidst majestic animals and scenery. Her love for the new surroundings just might extend to the man who shared her journey.Read original story Rob Lowe Says His ‘Little Stupid Christmas Elephant Movie’ Got More Netflix Viewers Than ‘The Irishman’ At TheWrap
Golden Globe winners “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” have both been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s top film award, along with a slate of nominees that also includes “Parasite,” “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “Little Women.”Rounding out the PGA list, which is typically an accurate predictor of Oscar success are “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out” and the most-nominated film in Tuesday morning’s BAFTA nominations, “Joker.”“Parasite” is the second film not in English to be nominated in the last two years, after “Roma” last year. The only other non-English films to be nominated in this century were 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” 2006’s “Babel” and 2007’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”Also Read: BAFTA Nominations Put '1917' in the Awards Spotlight Again - and 'Joker,' TooThe 10 films on the list include almost all of the movies deemed most likely to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, with “Knives Out” perhaps coming as the only slight surprise. Films not included on the Producers Guild slate include “The Farewell,” “The Two Popes,” “Bombshell,” “Pain and Glory” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”While the omission may be particularly troubling for “The Farewell” and “Bombshell,” the PGA has a history of bypassing smaller indie films in favor of more commercially successful productions.Two producers have double nominations in the feature film category: David Heyman, who produced both “Marriage Story” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who produced “The Irishman” and “Joker.”In the animation category, the Producers Guild nominated a slate of high-profile U.S. films: “Abominable,” “Frozen II,” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “Missing Link” and “Toy Story 4.”Also Read: Golden Globes Analysis: The Stars Ignore Ricky Gervais on a Night of SurprisesTelevision nominations included “The Crown,” “Big Little Lies,” “Succession,” “Watchmen” and the final season of “Game of Thrones” in the drama category, and “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Veep” in comedy. “Chernobyl,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “True Detective,” “Unbelievable” and “When They See Us” were nominated in the limited series category, while “Deadwood” and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story” were among the nominees for TV movies.The guild also nominated in non-fiction, live entertainment and talk, and game and talk television categories. The full list of nominees is below.A Producers Guild feature-film nomination is a reliable predictor of Oscar success: Since the Academy and the Guild both expanded from five to 10 nominees in 2009, 78 of the 101 Producers Guild nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations.But the two awards never align completely: Last year, for instance, eight of the 10 Producers Guild Awards nominees received Oscar nominations, while two — “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Quiet Place” – did not.Also Read: Golden Globes Most Memorable Moments, From F-Word Jokes to Michelle Williams' Pro Choice PleaIn the first 29 years of the Producers Guild Awards, which began in 1989, the nominations exactly matched the Oscars only three times: 1992, 1993 and 1994, when both categories consisted of five nominees. Only once, in 1996, has the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner (which was “Braveheart” that year) not been first nominated by the guild.The Producers Guild is the third of the four major Hollywood guilds to announce its nominations for the films of 2019. The Screen Actors Guild announced in December, while the Writers Guild revealed its film nominees on Monday and the Directors Guild will do so on the same day as the PGA.PGA winners will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 18.The nominations:The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “1917” Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall “Ford v Ferrari” Producers: Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, James Mangold “The Irishman” Producers: Jane Rosenthal & Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff & Martin Scorsese “Jojo Rabbit” Producers: Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi “Joker” Producers: Todd Phillips & Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff “Knives Out” Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman “Little Women” Producer: Amy Pascal “Marriage Story” Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino “Parasite” Producers: Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon HoThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures “Abominable” Producer: Suzanne Buirgy “Frozen II” Producer: Peter Del Vecho “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Producers: Bradford Lewis, Bonnie Arnold “Missing Link” Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight “Toy Story 4” Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas RiveraThe Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama “Big Little Lies” (Season 2) Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean‐Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, David Auge, Lauren Neustadter, Liane Moriarty “The Crown” (Season 3) Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Oona O Beirn “Game of Thrones” (Season 8) Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch “Succession” (Season 2) Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon “Watchmen” (Season 1) Producers: TBDThe Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy “Barry” (Season 2) Producers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Aida Rodgers, Liz Sarnoff, Emily Heller, Julie Camino, Jason Kim “Fleabag” (Season 2) Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Season 3) Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Gilbert, Daniel Goldfarb, Kate Fodor, Sono Patel, Matthew Shapiro “Schitt’s Creek” (Season 5) Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, Ben Feigin, Michael Short, Rupinder Gill, Colin Brunton “Veep” (Season 7) Producers: David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis‐Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan, Billy Kimball, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Ian Maxtone‐Graham, Dan O’Keefe, Steve Hely, David Hyman, Georgia Pritchett, Erik Kenward, Dan Mintz, Doug SmithThe David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television “Chernobyl” Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg “Fosse/Verdon” Producers: Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, George Stelzner, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson, Charlotte Stoudt, Nicole Fosse, Erica Kay, Kate Sullivan, Brad Carpenter “True Detective” Producers: TBD “Unbelievable” Producers: TBD “When They See Us” Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Amy Kaufman, Robin SwicordThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures “American Son” Producers: TBD “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” Producers: TBD “Black Mirror: Striking Vipers” Producers: TBD “Deadwood: The Movie” Producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Daniel Minahan, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Regina Corrado, Nichole Beattie, Mark Tobey “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” Producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television “30 for 30” (Season 10) Producers: TBD “60 Minutes” (Season 51, Season 52) Producers: TBD “Leaving Neverland” Producers: TBD “Queer Eye” (Season 3, Season 4) Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jennifer Lane, Jordana Hochman, Rachelle Mendez, Mark Bracero “Surviving R. Kelly” (Season 1) Producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Season 25) “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 6) “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Season 5) “Saturday Night Live” (Season 45) All producers: TBDThe Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television “The Amazing Race” (Season 31) Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan “The Masked Singer” (Season 1) Producers: TBD “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 11) Producers: TBD “Top Chef” (Season 16) Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Tara Siener, Justin Rae Barnes, Blake Davis, Patrick Schmedeman, Wade Sheeler, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Elida Carbajal Araiza, Brian Fowler, Caitlin Rademaekers, Steve Lichtenstein, Emily Van Bergen “The Voice” (Season 16, Season 17) Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson DalyRead original story ‘Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Land Producers Guild Nominations At TheWrap
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