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Winners of the 7th Annual VES Awards

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The Visual Effects Society announced the recipients of the 7th Annual VES Awards on February 21, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. 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 1100 professionals from the visual effects industry for the gala. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took home four awards—Including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture. The Dark Knight and Wall-E took home three awards each. The following is a complete list of recipients of the 7th Annual VES Awards:

View a complete list of VES nominees.

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

Changling
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

John Adams - Join or Die
Steve Kullback, Erik Henry, Robert Stromberg, Jeff Goldman

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 - BSG Space Battle
Gary Hutzel, Michael Gibson, Doug Drexler, Kyle Toucher

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Fringe- Episode 101 – Pilot
Kevin Blank, Jay Worth, Andrew Orloff, Barbara Genicoff

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Benjamin's Secret
Eric Barba, Lisa Beroud, Steve Preeg, Jonathan Litt

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Bacardi - Sundance
Alex Thiesen, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Jay Barton, Zsolt Kalaitzidis

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

U2 3D - Selected Shots
Peter Anderson, Jon Shapiro, David Franks, Jeremy Nicolaides

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

Crysis Warhead
Zoltan Pocza, Gabor Mogyorosi, Tamas Schlagl

Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game

World of Warcraft- Wrath of the Lich King - Intro Cinematic
Jeff Chamberlain, Phillip Hillenbrand

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -Benjamin Button
Steve Preeg, Matthias Wittmann, Tom St. Amand, David McLean

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture

Wall-E – WALL-E and Eve Truck Sequence
Ben Burtt, Victor Navone, Austin Lee, Jay Shuster

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial

Brians Dance
James Sindle, Jesus Parra, Josh Fourtwells

Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

Wall-E - Effects in WALL-E
Jason Johnston, Keith Daniel Klohn, Enrique Vila, Bill Watral

Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture

Changling - 1928 Downtown L.A.
Romain Bayle, Abel Milanes, Allan Lee, Debor Dunphy

Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Doctor Who - Series 4 - Silence in the Library
Simon Wickers, Charlie Bennett, Tim Barter, Arianna Lago

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture

The Dark Knight - Garbage Truck Crash Models and Miniatures
Ian Hunter, Forest Fischer, Scott Beverly, Adam Gelbart

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

New Balance - Anthem
Ian Hunter, Jon Warren, Matt Burlingame, Raymond Moore

Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture

The Dark Knight - IMAX Gotham City Scapes
Peter Bebb, David Vickery, Philippe Leprince, Andrew Lockley

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

John Adams - Join or Die - Episode 1 - The Boston Harbor
Paul Graff, Robert Stromberg, Adam Watkins

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Benjamin Comes Together
Janelle Croshaw, Paul Lambert, Sonja Burchard, Sarahjane Javelo

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

John Adams - Join or Die - Episode 1 - The Boston Harbor
Paul Graff, Joshua LaCross, Matt Collorafice

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
Sandy Widyanata, Courtney Wise

In addition, director David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) presented producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award, while ILM''s Dennis Muren presented Phil Tippett with the Georges Méliès Award. View a complete list of VES nominees.

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