Of the twenty nominated actors that year, Sean Penn
was the only one not in attendance. However, nominee Will Smith
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Jim Rygiel - Winner: Best Visual Effects
I just want to say thank you to J. R. R. Tolkien who wrote it, Peter Jackson who directed it, New Line who supported it. My wife and family, Theresa, Sara and Jackson, who supported me. And the amazing artists at Weta Digital in New Zealand. Here it is.
Richard Taylor - Winner: Best Visual Effects
We wanted to weave a tapestry of heightened reality with the visual effects on "Lord of the Rings." And a tribute has to go to Alex Funke, DOP of the miniatures department. Carla Fry, who was there with us from the beginning. The wonderful ...