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Dead Man's Chest, Cars win VES awards

On Sunday, February 11, 2007, the fifth annual Visual Effects Society Awards were held. With a total of six trophies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest took home the most VES awards of any film this year, including the top prize, “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture.” Cars also was awarded, for “Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture” due to the character of Mater.


THE FIFTH ANNUAL VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
John Knoll
Jill Brooks
Hal Hickel
Charlie Gibson

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture
Flags of Our Fathers
Michael Owens
Matthew Butler
Bryan Grill
Julian Levi

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special
Nightmares and Dreamscapes – “Battleground”
Eric Grenaudier
Sam Nicholson
Mark Spatny
Adalberto Lopez

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Battlestar Galactica – Episode 303b “Exodus”
Gary Hutzel
Michael Gibson
Alec McClymont
Brenda Campbell

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
ER – “Scoop and Run”
Sam Nicholson
Scott Ramsey
Adam Ealovega
Anthony Ocampo

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Travelers Snowball
Dan Lemmon
Eileen Moran
R. Christopher White
Paul Story

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video
U2 and Green Day The Saints are Coming
Matt Winkel
Ben Looram
Wayne England
Graham Fyffe

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Flying Dutchman Sequence
John Knoll
Ned Gorman
Jakub Pistecky
Tom Fejes

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game
Fight Night Round 3 for PS3
Christopher Sjoholm
Kat Kelly Hayduk
Rob Hilson
Celia Jepson

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Roving Mars
Alan Markowitz
Dan Maas
Jeremy Nicolaides
Johnathan Banta

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Davy Jones
Steve Walton
Jung-Seung Hong
Marc Chu
James Tooley

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture
Cars – Mater
Larry The Cable Guy
Mike Krummhoefener
Tom Sanocki
Nancy Kato

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video
Geico “Chat”
David Hulin
Seth Gollub
Andy Walker
Jenny Bichsel

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Chris Stoski
Susumu Yukuhiro
Jack Mongovan
Greg Salter

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video
Elisabeth – Episode 1
Dave Bowman
Jimmy Kidell
Russell Horth
Gurel Mehmet

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Bruce Holcomb
Ron Woodall
Charlie Bailey
Carl Miller

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program
Battlestar Galactica – Season 2, Episode 218 “Resurrection Ship, Part 2”
Steve Graves
Jose Perez
Mark Shimer
Chris Zapara

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Eddie Pasquarello
Francois Lambert
Jeff Sutherland
Tory Mercer

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video
Travelers Snowball
Laure Lacroix
Lyse Beck
Steve McGillen
Matt Holland

Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture
Casino Royale
Chris Corbould
Peter Notley
Ian Lowe
Roy Quinn

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