Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday, July 28th, recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and- coming talent, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world.

The live ceremony, replaced by a virtual event due the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by Supermarket Sweep star and Saturday Night Live alumnus Leslie Jones with presenters Laverne Cox (Inventing Anna), Josh Gad (Central Park), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason) and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

HBO’s Watchmen took the top spot for program nominations with 26 followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Ozark (18), Succession (18), The Mandalorian (15), Schitt’s Creek (15), Saturday Night Live (15) and The Crown (13).

And here are nominations in the Visual Effects categories:

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Lost In Space -Ninety-Seven, Netflix, Legendary Television
    Jabbar Raisani, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
    Terron Pratt, Visual Effects Producer
    Marion Spates, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Niklas Jacobson, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Andrew Walker, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Dirk Valk, Previs Supervisor
    Blaine Lougheed, On-Set Visual Effects Supervisor
    Paul Benjamin, Special Effects Coordinator
  • The Mandalorian “Chapter 2: The Child” – Disney+, Lucasfilm Ltd.
    Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor
    Jason Porter, VFX Supervisor
    Abbigail Keller, VFX Producer
    Hayden Jones, VFX Supervisor
    Hal Hickel, Animation Supervisor
    Roy Cancino, Special Effects Supervisor
    John Rosengrant, Supervisor
    Enrico Damm, Environment Supervisor
    Landis Fields, Virtual Production Visualization Supervisor
  • Stranger Things “Chapter Eight: The Battle Of Starcourt” – Netflix, Netflix
    Paul Graff, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
    Gayle Busby, Visual Effects Producer
    Tom Ford, Visual Effects Producer
    Michael Maher Jr., Senior Concept Illustrator
    Martin Pelletier, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Berter Orpak, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Yvon Jardel, Animation Supervisor
    Nathan Arbuckle, Lead FX
    Caius Man, Special Effects Coordinator
  • Watchmen  “See How They Fly” – HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
    Erik Henry, VFX Supervisor
    Matt Robken, VFX Producer
    Ashley J. Ward, VFX Production
    David Fletcher, SPFX Coordinator
    Mathieu Raynault, VFX Supervisor (Raynault FX)
    Bobo Skipper, VFX Supervisor (ILP – Important Looking Pirates)
    Ahmed Gharraph, VFX Supervisor (Framestore London)
    Emanuel Fuchs, VFX Supervisor (Mackevision)
    Francois Lambert, VFX Supervisor (Hybride)
  • Westworld  “Crisis Theory” – HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
    Jay Worth, VFX  Supervisor
    Martin Hernblad, VFX Supervisor
    Jeremy Fernsler, VFX Supervisor
    Nhat Phong Tran, VFX Supervisor
    Joe Wehmeyer, On Set VFX Supervisor
    Bruce Branit, On Set VFX Supervisor
    Octevia Robertson, VFX Coordinator
    Jacqueline VandenBussche, VFX Production Manager
    Sebastiano D’Aprile, In-House VFX Supervisor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

  • Devs – “Episode 8” – FX Networks, FX Productions
    Andrew Whitehurst
    VFX Supervisor
    Sarah Tulloch, VFX Producer
    Anne Akande, VFX Producer [DNEG]
    Sam Townend, VFX Co-Producer
    Giacomo Mineo, On-Set VFX Supervisor [DNEG]
    Tom Hales, CG Supervisor [DNEG]
    George Kyparissous, FX Supervisor [DNEG]
    Stafford Lawrence, Animation Supervisor [DNEG]
    Jon Uriate, Lead Compositor [DNEG]
  • The Handmaid’s Tale “Household” – Hulu, MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
    Stephen Lebed, VFX Producer
    Brendan Taylor, VFX Supervisor
    Leo Bovell, VFX Supervisor
    Rob Greb, Compositing Supervisor
    Gwen Zhang, Senior Compositor
    Marlis Coto, Compositor
    Stephen Wagner, Lead FX Artist
    Josh Clark, CG  Supervisor
    James Minett, CG Lead Artist
  • Tales From The Loop “Loop” – Prime Video, Fox21 Television Studios and Amazon Studios
    Andrea Knoll, Visual Effects Producer
    Ashley Bernes, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Eduardo Anton, Compositing Supervisor
    Julien Hery, Visual Effects Supervisor, Rodeo FX
    Laurent Pancaccini, CG Supervisor, Rodeo FX
    Andrew Kowbell, Lead Compositor, Rodeo FX
    Alan Scott, Special Effects Supervisor, Legacy Effects
    David Piombino, Compositing Supervisor, Moving Picture Company
    Rajesh Kaushik, Lead Compositor, Moving Picture Company
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan “Strongman”- Prime Video, Paramount Television and Amazon Studios
    Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
    Juliette Yager, Visual Effects Producer
    Peter Crossman, On-set Visual Effects Supervisor
    Pau Costa, Special Effects Supervisor
    Paige Prokop, Visual Effects Coordinator
    Deak Ferrand, Visual Effects Art Director, Rodeo FX
    Francois Lambert, Visual Effects Supervisor, Hybride Inc.
    Jesper Kjolsrud, Visual Effects Supervisor, Goodbye Kansas
    Richard Vosper-Carey, 3D Artist
  • Vikings “The Best Laid Plans” – HISTORY, An Octagon and Take 5 production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Dominic Remane, Visual Effects Supervisor
    Bill Halliday, Visual  Effects 
    Producer Becca Donohue, Visual Effects Producer
    Leann Harvey, On-Set Visual Effects Supervisor
    Tom Morrison, CG Supervisor
    Ovidiu Cinazan, Lead Compositor
    Jim Maxwell, Lead Matte Painter
    Ezra Wadell, Lead Massive Crowd Artist
    Warren Lawtey, FX Lead

The complete list of nominations in all categories can be viewed here on the Television Academy website. The 72nd Emmy Awards will telecast September 20 live on ABC.

Source: Television Academy

Lukas Remis

While not running VFX Geek, I'm a visual effects compositing artist with several years of experience. Interested in newest technology innovations, but also having a lot of love for retro VFX and practical effects.

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