Creative Arts Emmys: 'The Mandalorian' Crowned the New VFX Emmy King

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The Mandalorian won the Emmy for outstanding special visual effects on Wednesday, succeeding HBO's juggernaut Game of Thrones, which won the category a remarkable six times.

The first season of Jon Favreau's Disney+ series, with VFX led by Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, involved a range of techniques from a new virtual production processes to a puppet for the adorable Baby Yoda.

The Emmy went to Richard Bluff, VFX supervisor; Jason Porter, VFX supervisor; Abbigail Keller, VFX producer; Hayden Jones, VFX supervisor; Hal Hickel, animation supervisor; Roy Cancino, special effects supervisor;  John Rosengrant, supervisor; Enrico Damm, environment supervisor; and Landis Fields, virtual production visualization supervisor.

ILM vet Hickel previously won an Oscar for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Accepting the award, Richard Bluff of ILM thanked Favreau and Dave Fioni, as well as Lucasfilm and ILM.

The Mandalorian has a strong showing  during Wednesday's Creative Arts Emmys virtual presentation, also winning Emmys for cinematography, production design, sound editing and sound mixing. Supervising sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord were Oscar-nominated earlier this year for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The winners list can be found here.