JJ Abrams has time and again established himself as a visionary in the world of entertainment. Now he will be recognized for those efforts by the Visual Effects Society (VES).
Abrams has been selected by the VES as the next recipient of its Visionary Award, which recognized the many contributions Abrams has made to filmed entertainment. He will receive the award at the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4.
The award recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.
Abrams has helmed many productions. On the big screen, his credits include Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol,
Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloverfield, Super 8, and the upcoming
Star Wars reboots. On the small screen, his Bad Robot Productions include
Person of Interest.
He will join Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, and Alfonso Cuarón, past recipients of the award.