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Croatian Ante Deković wins Emmy award for work on hit series

Croat Ante Deković has won an Emmy last night in Los Angeles at the 73rd Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. 

The 39-year-old Šibenik-born digital effects artist worked as visual effects (VFX) supervisor on Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, and Star Trek: Picard.

Last night Discovery took home an award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode. The visual effects work for the episode “Su’Kal” beat out competition from The Crown, The Nevers, Vikings, and The Umbrella Academy.

This was the third season in a row Discovery was nominated for visual effects, and also Ante’s third time he was up for an Emmy award, but the first time it won an award. 

Also present at the Microsoft Theatre was the Supervising Producer/Lead VFX Supervisor Jason Michael Zimmerman and Ante’s wife Aleksandra Kochoska, who was the VFX Producer.

After working in Germany first, Ante then got an opportunity to do an internship at an advertising firm in Los Angeles for the German market and moved there in 2005. 

He got his first break then on the miniseries “Triangle” and has been doing visual effects in Hollywood ever since.

Apart from his work on  Star Trek, he also worked on a number of films, including “Fast & Furious 5” and “Hunger games”.

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