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Game of Thrones bags 11 nominations for the VES Awards, 3 for the MUAHS Awards



Game of Thrones had a great run with Season 6, and has since been getting nominated for every single award show that has announced its nominations this season. The latest are from The Visual Effects Society Awards, which “recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games”. Game of Thrones had bagged nominations for a whopping 11 awards, beating every other TV series and movie.

Check out the nominations, below :

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Mirror, “Playtest”
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Matthew Rouleau, Sam Conway)
Stranger Things, “Demogorgon”
The Expanse, “Salvage”
Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind”

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—Omar
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Drogon (James Kinnings, Michael Holzl, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback)
Game of Thrones, “Home”—Emaciated Dragon (Sebastian Lauer, Jonathan Symmonds, Thomas Kutschera, Anthony Sieben)

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Black Sails, “XXVIII”—Maroon Island
Dishonored 2, Clockwork Mansion
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Deak Ferrand, Dominic Daigle, François Croteau, Alexandru Banuta)
Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter”—Citadel (Edmond Engelbrecht, Tomoka Matsumura, Edwin Holdsworth, Cheri Fojtik)
The Man in the High Castle, “Volkshalle”

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Doctor Strange—New York Mirror Dimension
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Patrick Tiberius Gehlen, Michelle Blok, Christopher Baird, Drew Wood-Davies)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—Space Battle
The Jungle Book

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Kevin Blom, Sasmit Ranadive, Wanghua Huang, Ben Andersen)
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, James Dong, Xavier Fourmond)
John Lewis, “Buster the Boxer”
Sky, “Q”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails, “XX”—Sailing Ships
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Patrick David, Michael Crane, Joe Salazar)
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Retaking Winterfell (Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones
Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson)
Game of Thrones, “The Door”—Land of Always Winter (Eduardo Díaz, Aníbal Del Busto, Angel Rico, Sonsoles López-Aranguren)

You can check out the full nominations, here. The VES Awards will be announced on the 7th of February at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The show has also garnered 3 nominations at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards which honor “make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.” Check the nominations out, below :


Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Jane Walker, Kay Bilk)
Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe)
Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
Stranger Things (Make-Up Artists: Amy L. Forsythe, Samantha Smith)
Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Rolf Keppler)


Game of Thrones (Hair Stylists: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks)
Masters of Sex (Hair Stylists: Mary Ann Valdes, Matthew Holman, George Guzman)
Penny Dreadful (Hair Stylists: Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente)
Saturday Night Live (Hair Stylists: Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher)
Stranger Things (Hair Stylists: Sarah Hindsgaul, Evelyn Roach)


Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Nick Dudman, Sarita Alliso)
Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Dernier)
The Walking Dead (Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber)
Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Hiroshi Yada)

The MUAHS Awards are scheduled for a ceremony, which will be held on February 19th at The Novo in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of nominations, here.

Considering the snub at the Golden Globes, we surely do hope Thrones wins at both these ceremonies, and we think you do, too! Talk to us in the comments, below!

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