Jonathan Nolan to Be Honored by Visual Effects Society

The writer/director/producer will receive the Visionary Award during the 17th annual VES awards on Feb. 5
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The Visual Effects Society will present writer/director/producer Jonathan Nolan its Visionary Award during the 17th annual VES Awards on Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Jonathan Nolan has been at the forefront in utilizing visual effects to tell remarkable, highly nuanced stories that change the way we think about what is possible to achieve,” said VES board chair Mike Chambers. “Jonathan has an innate sense of how to use visual effects intelligently to bring his creative visions to life.”

Nolan heads up his production company, Kilter Films, with his wife, Lisa Joy. He earned an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay for Memento, which he shared with his brother Christopher Nolan, who directed the film. 

The Nolan brothers subsequently teamed up on the screenplays for The Dark Knight, for which they received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination; The Prestige; The Dark Knight Rises; and Interstellar.

For television, Nolan created the CBS hit drama Person of Interest under Kilter Films; it ran for five seasons. Nolan and Joy co-created HBO’s hit Westworld, for which he received Emmy Award nominations for writing and directing, and for which he earned a DGA nomination. In April, Amazon acquired sci-fi drama project The Peripheral, based on William Gibson’s book, from Nolan and Joy.

Christopher Nolan is among previous VES Visionary Award recipients.