Digital Domain Takes Home a VES Award for its Work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki’

The Visual Effects Studio Received Five Visual Effects Society Award Nominations in Total

March 12, 2022

Industry leader and visual effects pioneer Digital Domain today confirms that it has won a prestigious Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in the category of “Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in an Episode.” The win reflects the visual effects studio’s work on the “Shuroo City Destruction” sequence in Marvel Studios’ series Loki, featured in the episode “Lamentis.” Winners were announced Tuesday night during the VES Award ceremony, held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton.


“The competition for VES Awards this year was incredible, and to be recognized by our peers, both for all our nominations and with a win, is a huge honor,” said John Fragomeni, global president of Digital Domain. “The work that debuted last year was some of the best we’ve ever done, and we are building on it all the time. We can’t wait to show you what we have coming next.”

The winning sequence appeared in the third episode of the Disney+ original series, Loki. Digital Domain’s artists helped to depict the final moments of the futuristic frontier city Shuroo, as the series’ protagonists face dangers from every side. Located on a distant moon, the mining town is torn to pieces as the dead planet Lamentis collapses above it, and rains down destruction. Accepting the award for Digital Domain were compositing supervisors Paul Chapman and Tom Truscott, lighting lead Biagio Figliuzzi and CG supervisor Attila Szalma. The project was overseen by VFX supervisor Jean-Luc Dinsdale and VFX producer Gayle Munro.


This marks Digital Domain’s 12th VES Award. Along with the win for “Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in an Episode,” Digital Domain earned four additional VES Award nominations, including recognition in the “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature” category, for its work on Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home. The VES Award win continues a strong awards season for Digital Domain, and joins an earlier Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) “Outstanding Visual Effects” award for its work on Marvel Studios’ Black Widow.


Along with the VES accolades, the visual effects studio received a BAFTA “Special Visual Effects” nomination for its work on Fox Studios’ Free Guy, with winners announced on Sunday, March 13. Digital Domain also earned two “Best Visual Effects” Academy Award nominations for Free Guy and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Winners will be announced during the live Oscars ceremony, held in Hollywood on Sunday, March 24.