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[Movies] The Visual Effects Society Announces Alfonso Cuaron as 2014 Visionary Award Recipient
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.24.2013

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today officially announced that director Alfonso Cuaron will receive the Visionary Award for the work throughout his career, including his most recent film, the highly-acclaimed Gravity. Cuaron will receive the award at the 12th Annual VES Awards set for February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Visionary Award is given by the VES Board of Directors and recognizes an individual who has consistently utilize visual effects to foster imagination and future discoveries through their artistry, invention, and groundbreaking work. Cuaron is being honored by the VES for his expansive storytelling, artistry, and ability to use and pioneer visual effects to bring his visions to life.

Jeffrey A. Okun, VES Board Chair said on the announcement: "Alfonso pushes the known boundaries of filmmaking. He has been at the forefront in using visual effects to tell remarkable, highly nuanced stories that change the way we think about what is possible to achieve. Throughout his career, Alfonso has shown a rare talent for using cutting-edge technology to engage us in his deeply visceral storytelling and create unforgettable cinematic experiences."

Previous winners of the award include Christopher Nolan and Ang Lee.


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