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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Tops Visual Effects Awards

22 February 2009 2:42 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" wowed voters at the 7th annual Visual Effects Society Awards! The Brad Pitt-starrer won 4 awards including visual effect in a visual-effects driven motion picture, and best single visual effect of the year.

"Button's" director, David Fincher was honored with the Ves Lifetime Achievement award.

What about "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-e?" Both films took home awards as well! Click Read More to see the complete list of winners.

Visual Effects Winners:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

"Changeling"

Michael Owens, Geoffrey Hancock, Jinnie Pak, Dennis Hoffman

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture

Wall-e

Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, Nigel Hardwidge

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

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Steve Kullback, »

- Manny

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'Benjamin Button' tops visual effects nods

22 February 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" took home four nods at the seventh annual Ves Awards, including outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven motion picture.

The Visual Effects Society's annual awards dinner, held Saturday night at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, doled out three awards each to "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-e."

David Fincher, "Button's" director, presented that film's producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall with the Vew Lifetime Achievement Award. Ilm's Dennis Murren presented Phil Tippett with the Georges Melies Award.

A complete list of winners can be found on the next page.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

Changeling

Michael Owens, Geoffrey Hancock, Jinnie Pak, Dennis Hoffman

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Motion Picture

Wall-e

Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, »

- By Gregg Kilday

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'Iron Man' Leads the Way in the Visual Effects Society Nominations

19 January 2009 4:33 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As the Society noms continue to roll in, the latest comes from the Visual Effects Society as they announce their nominees for the 7th Annual Ves Awards, a ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects in over a dozen categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Of course all I really care about are the film noms, but you can check out the full list of nominees by downloading the Pdf press release right here. Iron Man led the way with five nominations and is competing with The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Cloverfield in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture category, the category probably deemed the highest profile of the bunch and it went to Transformers last year only to see The Golden Compass pull out a surprise win at the Oscars. »

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'Iron Man' tops VES Awards nominees

18 January 2009 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With five nominations, "Iron Man" leads the list for the seventh annual Ves Awards, which were chosen Saturday by panels comprised of members of the Visual Effects Society.

The Marvel Studios-produced superhero movie was cited in the categories of visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie, best single visual effect of the year, outstanding animated character in a live-action movie, outstanding models and miniatures in a feature, and outstanding special effects in a movie. The nominees cited for "Iron Man" are Ben Snow, Hal Hickel, Victoria Alonso and John Nelson.

Its competition for the best visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie honor are "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (Wendy Rogers, Dean Wright, Andrew Fowler, Greg Butler), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud), "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Michael J. Wassel, Lucy Killick, Adrian de Wet, Eamonn Butler) and "Cloverfield" (Kevin Blank, »

- By Gregg Kilday

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