AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation
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|AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation|
|Presented by||Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)|
|Currently held by||Matt Middleton, Simon Pickard, Simon Whiteley, Jason Bath & Will Reichelt, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)|
The AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation (previously Best Visual Effects) is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) for achievements in visual effects in film, television, documentary and short film. The award was first presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) at the Australian Film Institute Awards (known commonly as the AFI Awards) from 2006 to 2010, prior to the establishment of the Academy. In 2014 the award for Best Visual Effects was renamed Best Visual Effects or Animation. Additionally, this category is now open to any film, television or documentary production, regardless of geography, which has had 100% of its visual effects and animation made in Australia.
Winners and nominees
In the following table, winners are listed first, in boldface and highlighted in gold; those listed below the winner that are not in boldface or highlighted are the nominees.
|Rose Draper and Mike Seymour||Hunt Angels|
|Simon Rippingale, Tim Richter and Nina Gibbs||Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst|
|Barry Lanfranchi, James Maclachlan and Vanessa Magyar||Wicked Science|
|Andrew Hellen, Dave Morley, Jason Bath and John Cox||Rogue|
|David Rutherford, Reigy Skwarko, Paul Siciliano and Delon Govender||Air Australia|
|Kirsty Millar and Chad Malbon||Crocodile Dreaming|
|Barry Lanfranchi||H2O: Just Add Water|
|James Rogers||Death Defying Acts|
|Doug Bayne, Adam MacGowan, Michael Blake and Bill McGuire||Double the Fist|
|Matthew Graham and Steve Anderson||Gabriel|
|Chris Godfrey, James E. Price, Andy Brown and Rob Duncan||Australia|
|Matt Drummond and Mike Dunn||Death of the Megabeasts|
|Sandy Widyanata, Eric So, Mathew Mackereth and Christopher Jackson||Plastic|
|Bertrand Polivka and Soren Jensen||Scorched|
|Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers and Randy Vellacott||Daybreakers|
|Dave Morley, Felix Crawshaw, Claudia Lecaros and Tim Walker||The Tree|
|Chris Godfrey, Sigi Eimutis, Dave Morley and Tony Cole||Tomorrow, When the War Began|
|Grant Freckelton||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole |
|David Booth, Peter Webb, Ineke Majoor and Glenn Melenhorst||Sanctum|
|Felix Crawshaw and James Rogers||The Hunter|
|Samuli Torssonen, Jussi Lehtiniemi, Juuso Kaari, Kelly Lee Myers||Iron Sky|
|Ineke Majoor, Julian Dimsey||Killer Elite|
|James Rogers||The Sapphires|
|Kylie Robertson, Rebecca Stegh||Utopia Girls|
|Chris Godfrey, Prue Fletcher, Tony Cole, Andy Brown||The Great Gatsby|
|Chris McKay, Amber Naismith, Aidan Sarsfield and Grant Freckelton||The Lego Movie|
|Will Reichelt, Luke Hetherington and Emmanuel Blasset||Walking with Dinosaurs|
|David Booth, Prue Fletcher, Marc Varisco and Adam Paschke||The Water Diviner|
|Richard Stammers, Blondel Aidoo, Cameron Waldbauer, Tim Crosbie and Adam Paschke||X-Men: Days of Future Past|
|Andrew Jackson, Holly Radcliffe, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, Tom Wood and Fiona Crawford||Mad Max: Fury Road|
|Christopher Townsend, Ryan Stafford, Paul Butterworth and Matt Estela||Avengers: Age of Ultron|
|Chas Jarrett, Dan Barrow, Mark Holt, Marc Varisco and Alana Newell||Pan|
|Glenn Melenhorst and Ineke Majoor||Ted 2|
|Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst and Ineke Majoor||Game of Thrones (Season 6), episode 9: "Battle of the Bastards" (Showcase)|
|Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Sam Conway, Hubert Maston and Anthony Smith||Game of Thrones, episode 10: "(The Winds of Winter)"|
|Eric Durst, Jack Geist, Andrew Hellen, James Whitlam and Julian Dimsey||Gods of Egypt|
|John Dykstra, Matt Sloan, Blondel Aidoo, Stephen Hamilton, Tim Crosbie and Dennis Jones||X-Men: Apocalypse|
|Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Ineke Majoor, Josh Simmonds||Game of Thrones (Season 7), episode 4: "The Spoils of War" (Showcase)|
|Jason Billington, James Whitlam, Linda Luong||Deepwater Horizon|
|Brendan Seals, Steven Swanson, Raphael A. Pimentel, Andrew Zink||Doctor Strange|
|Rob Coleman, Amber Naismith, Miles Green, Damien Gray, Craig Welsh||The Lego Batman Movie|
|Jason Bath, Brian Lynch, Matt Middleton, Simon Pickard, Will Reichelt, Peter Stubbs, Simon Whiteley||Peter Rabbit|
|Michael Perdew, Raphael A. Pimentel, Brendan Seals, Andrew Zink||Black Panther|
|Fiona Chilton, Matt Everitt, Gregory Jowle, Kim Taylor, Simon Whiteley||The Lego Ninjago Movie|
|Kate Bernauer, Aevar Bjarnason, Matt Daly, Jonathan Dearing, Angelo Sahin||Upgrade|
|Brendan Seals, Michael Perdew, Andrew Zink, Adam Gailey||Spider-Man: Far From Home|
|Kelvin McIlwain, Kimberly Nelson LoCascio, Josh Simmonds, David Nelson||Aquaman|
|Chris Townsend, Damien Carr, Paul Butterworth, Greg Jowle||Captain Marvel|
|Richard Stammers, Hal Couzens, Hayley Williams, Dennis Jones, Corinne Teng||Dumbo|
|Jonathan Dearing, Chris Spry||I Am Mother|
|Tim Crosbie, Joy Wu, Jason Troughton, Tom Wood, Julian Hutchens||The Eight Hundred|
|Olivier Dumont, Kathy Siegel, Malte Sarnes, Mark Byers, Matt Grieg||Ford v Ferrari|
|Jonathan Dearing, Marcus Bolton, Matt Ebb, Aevar Bjarnason||The Invisible Man|
|Jimmy Uddo, Nicholas Brooks, Josh Simmonds, Ineke Majoor||It Chapter Two|
|Thomas Elder-Groebe, Mark Breakspear, Glenn Melenhorst, Ineke Majoor||Jumanji: The Next Level|
|Matt Middleton, Simon Pickard, Simon Whiteley, Jason Bath & Will Reichelt||Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway|
|Jim Berney, Jake Morrison, J.D. Schwalm, Jamie Macdougall, Marla Henshaw, Malte Sarnes||Jungle Cruise|
|Chris Godfrey, Prue Fletcher, Avi Goodman, Nick Tripodi||Mortal Kombat|
|Dennis Jones, Dan Bethell, Chris Godfrey, Prue Fletcher, Peter Stubbs|
|Nathan Ortiz, Damien Carr, Christopher Townsend & Josh Simmonds||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|
- "Rule Twelve – Visual Effects Award". 2011 AFI Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute (AFI). Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
- "Non-Feature Award Winners, 1958-2010" (PDF). Australian Film Institute (AFI). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
- "AACTA Awards Introduce New Visual Effects & Animation Category". Film Ink. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
- "4th AACTA Awards Rule Book – Visual Effects and Animation" (PDF). 4th AACTA Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
- Winners and nominees by year:
- 2006: "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2006". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- 2007: "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2007". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- 2008: "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2008". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- 2009: "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2009". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- 2010: "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2010". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- "AACTA unveils first round of awards". Intermedia. Retrieved 15 January 2012.