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Industrial Light & Magic has released their Star Wars: The Force Awakens visual effects reel and it is as usual, delightful. There is an interesting mix of practical and computer generated special effects in the reel, and some scenes you thought might be all computer generated, are really real life sets. ILM has been creating visual effects that have delighted fans and won numerous awards. Check out the reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens after the jump.ilm2

Which of your favorite scenes had more visual effects than you expected?

Here’s the list of awards and nominations for the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

BAFTA Award Winner
Best Special Visual Effects
Roger Guyett
Paul Kavanagh
Neal Scanlan
Chris Corbould

Academy Award® Nominee
Best Visual Effects
Roger Guyett
Patrick Tubach
Neal Scanlan
Chris Corbould

Visual Effects Society Award Winner
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Roger Guyett
Luke O’Byrne
Patrick Tubach
Paul Kavanagh
Chris Corbould

Visual Effects Society Award Winner
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Yanick Dusseault
Mike Wood
Justin van der Lek
Quentin Marmier

Visual Effects Society Award Winner
Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Joshua Lee
Matthew Denton
Landis Fields
Cyrus Jam

Visual Effects Society Award Winner
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Paul Kavanagh
Colin Benoit
Susumu Yukuhiro
Greg Salter

Visual Effects Society Award Nominee
Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
Joel Bodin
Arslan Elver
Ian Comley
Stephen Cullingford

Visual Effects Society Award Nominee
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
Jay Cooper
Marian Mavrovic
Jean Lapointe
Alex Prichard

Visual Effects Society Award Nominee
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
Rick Hankins
Dan Bornstein
John Doublestein
Gary Wu

ILM is already hard at work on the follow up Star Wars VIII and Rogue One A Star Wars Story so we can expect to see some more amazing effects reels in the future.

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