The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies streamed live on and continue to be available for viewing on Winners’ names were known only by Ernst & Young LLP until they were revealed to the director of the Emmys ceremony as the show was airing.

The Television Academy honored outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television, including visual and special effects categories:

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

WINNER: The Mandalorian

“Chapter 2: The Child” (DISNEY+)

  • 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


  • Lost In Space – “Ninety-Seven” (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things – “Chapter Eight: The Battle Of Starcourt” (Netflix)
  • Watchmen – “See How They Fly” (HBO)
  • Westworld – “Crisis Theory” (HBO)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

WINNER: Vikings

“The Best Laid Plans” (HISTORY)

  • 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 Waddell, Lead Massive Crowd Artist
  • Warren Lawtey, FX Lead


  • Devs – “Episode 8” (FX NETWORKS)
  • Tales From The Loop – “Loop” (PRIME VIDEO)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – “Household” (HULU)
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – “Strongman” (PRIME VIDEO)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special

WINNER: Star Trek: Picard

“Absolute Candor” (CBS ALL ACCESS)

  • James Robert Mackinnon, Special Makeup Effects Department Head
  • Vincent Van Dyke, Prosthetic Designer
  • Richard Redlefsen, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Alexei Dmitriew, Special Makeup Effects Artist
  • Neville Page, Prosthetic Designer
  • Michael Ornelaz, Makeup Effects Artist


  • American Horror Story: 1984 – “True Killers” (FX NETWORKS)
  • Hollywood – “Jump” (NETFLIX)
  • Pose – “Love’s In Need Of Love Today” (FX NETWORKS)
  • The Mandalorian – “Chapter 6: The Prisoner” (DISNEY+)
  • Westworld – “Crisis Theory” (HBO)
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Congratulations to all winners and nominated artists. You can watch the ceremonies at


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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