Reprinted from Variety by Peter Caranicas on February 7, 2017.
Disney’s The Jungle Book took home major honors at the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday evening.
Comedian Patton Oswalt, serving as host, brought the house down multiple times as more than 1,000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate visual effects talent in 24 awards categories – and to mark the VES’ 20th anniversary.
The Jungle Book was named photoreal feature film winner, earning five awards. Kubo and the Two Strings, from Laika Entertainment and Focus Features, received the honor for top animated film. In TV, HBO’s Game of Thrones episode Battle of the Bastards was showered with multiple awards.
And Boxer the Buster, a hilarious and warm Christmas ad from British department store chain John Lewis, won top honors for TV commercial. …