Doctor Who, Battlestar and Benjamin Button win FX awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the winners of the 7th Annual VES Awards in a black-tie event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday. The annual event recognizes outstanding visual effects in over a dozen categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Filmmakers, producers and guests joined more than 1100 professionals from the visual effects industry for the gala.

“This year’s recipients exemplify true excellence in the field of visual and special effects,” said VES Executive Director Eric Roth. “On behalf of the VES Board of Directors, I congratulate all of this year’s nominees on their incredible work.”

Recipients of the 7th Annual VES Awards:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture
Changeling

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture
Wall-E

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special
John Adams – Join or Die

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Battlestar Galactica season four – Space Battle

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Fringe "Pilot"

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin’s Secret

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Bacardi "Sundance"

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
U2 3D – selected shots

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game
Crysis Warhead

Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Cinematic intro

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin Button

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture
Wall-E – Wall-E and Eve Truck Sequence

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or
Commercial

Brains Dance (Drench mineral water)

Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Wall-E

Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture
Changeling – 1928 Downtown LA

Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Doctor Who "Silence in the Library"

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture
The Dark Knight – Garbage Truck Crash Models and Miniatures

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
New Balance – Anthem

Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture
The Dark Knight – IMAX Gotham City Scapes

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
John Adams – Join or Die – Episode 1 – The Boston Harbor

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin Comes Together

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
John Adams – Join or Die – Episode 1 – The Boston Harbor

Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture
The Dark Knight – Overall
Chris Corbould, Peter Notley, Ian Lowe

Outstanding Effects in a Student Project
Plastic – Transformation Sequence