"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Transformers," "Ratatouille" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" were the big winners Sunday night at the Visual Effects Society's sixth annual VES Awards.
The fifth entry in the "Potter" series won outstanding special effects in a motion picture.
Hasbro toy line figures, won VES awards for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven motion picture; best single visual effect of the year for the desert highway sequence, outstanding models or miniatures in a motion picture; and outstanding compositing in a motion picture.
The awards, which were presented at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom, honored Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille" for outstanding supporting visual effects in a motion picture; outstanding animated character in an animated motion picture for the character of Colette; and outstanding effects in an animated motion picture for the food.
And the third installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy won for outstanding created environment in a live action motion picture for the maelstrom and outstanding animated character in a live action motion picture for the character Davy Jones.
Other winners included:
Outstanding created environment in a live action broadcast program or commercial: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Outstanding animated character in a live action broadcast program or commercial: "Chemical Brothers -- Salmon Dance -- Fatlip shots"
Outstanding visual effects in a special venue project: "Sea Monsters"
Outstanding pre-rendered visuals in a video game: "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade -- Cinematic Intro"
Outstanding real-time visuals in a video game: "Halo 3 -- Halo 3 Footage"
Outstanding models or miniatures in a broadcast program or commercial: "Halo 3 Believe Campaign -- John 117 Monument Miniature"
Outstanding visual effects in a commercial: "Smirnoff -- Sea"
Outstanding supporting visual effects in a broadcast program: "Rome 2" -- Episode 6 -- "Philippi"
Outstanding visual effects in a broadcast series: "Fight for Life -- Episode 4"
Outstanding visual effects in a broadcast miniseries, movie or special: "Battlestar Galactica -- Razor"
Outstanding compositing in a broadcast program or commercial: "Nike -- Leave Nothing"
Outstanding special effects in a broadcast program or commercial: "Actively Safe -- Lexus Hydrant"
Lifetime Achievement Award: Steven Spielberg
Visual Effects Society honors rats, pirates and wizards.
"Harry Potter, Transformers, Ratatouille and Pirates of the Caribbean were the big winners Sunday night.
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