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Legato — a three-time VFX Oscar winner for Titanic, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book — has spent his career helping directors do what might otherwise have seemed impossible, from innovating in areas such as motion-captured digital actors and realistic CG water for Titanic, to, most recently, advancing virtual production techniques that helped Favreau make Jungle Book and The Lion King. This evening, the multihyphenate, who has served as a VFX supervisor, VFX director of photography and second unit director, will be feted with the Visual Effects Society Award for Creative Excellence, during the 19th VES Awards. Also during the virtual ceremony, which begins Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT, Peter Jackson will be honored with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.