Monday, January 8

Pirates, Galactica lead VFX Awards

Source: IF Magazine

Pirates were popular with visual-effects creators this year. Disney's blockbuster sequel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST led the field with six nominations for the fifth-annual VES Awards, handed out by the Visual Effects Society. It was the only film to be named in both the best overall and best single visual effects categories. The movie also picked up nods for best animated character in a live-action motion picture, created environment in a live-action motion picture, miniatures and models in a motion picture and compositing.

The VES departed from the Academy's short list by nominating THE FOUNTAIN and CHARLOTTE'S WEB for best visual effects, neither of which were recognized by the Oscars this year.

The Society's list also honors television shows. In that arena, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was tops with four nominations. It will compete with PREHISTORIC PARK and SMALLVILLE for visual effects in a series, while ALIAS, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF and ER were all nominated for supporting effects.

The winners will be announced Feb. 11 at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Hollywood.

Click the IF Magazine link to see the nominees

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