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Visual Effects Society Awards 2006

2006 VES award winners: Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 2006

Naomi Watts in King Kong by Peter Jackson

 

FEATURE FILMS

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - Dean Wright, Randy Starr, Bill Westenhofer, Jim Berney
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Jim Mitchell, Theresa Corrao, Tim Alexander, Tim Webber
* King Kong - Eileen Moran, Joe Letteri, Christian Rivers, Eric Saindon
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Rob Coleman, Denise Ream

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture
Jarhead - Pablo Helman, Jeanie King, Grady Cofer, Brett Northcutt
* Kingdom of Heaven - Wes Sewell, Victoria Alonso, Tom Wood, Gary Brozenich
Memoirs of a Geisha - Robert Stromberg, Julia Frey, Paul Graff, Adam Watkins

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Nut Room - Nick Davis, Nikki Penny, Jon Thum, Ben Morris
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - Opening Space Battle - John Knoll, Jill Brooks, David Weitzberg, Jeff Sutherland
* War of the Worlds - Fleeing the Neighborhood - Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman, Sandra Scott, Marshall Krasser

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Aslan - Richie Baneham, Erik De Boer, Matt Logue, Joe Ksander
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Dragon - Steve Rawlins, Eric Wong, Robert Weaver, Steve Nichols
* King Kong - Kong - Andy Serkis, Atsushi Sato, Guy Williams, Eric Saindon

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture
Madagascar - King Julian - Rex Grignon, Denis Couchon
Robots - Fender - Robin Williams, David Torres, Mark Piretti, Ben Williams
* Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Gromit - Loyd Price

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture
Batman Begins - Gotham City Monorail Chase - Alex Wuttke, Pete Bebb, Dayne Cowan, Imery Watson
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Black Lake Environment - Andy Kind, Ivan Moran, Rob Allman, Justin Martin
* King Kong - New York Dawn Attack - Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Matt Aitken, Charles Tait
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - Jonathan Harb, Hilmar Koch, Yanick Dusseault, Brett Northcutt

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Hogwarts School - Jose Granell, Nigel Stone
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - Brian Gernand, Pamela Choy, Ron Woodall, Kevin Reuter
* War of the Worlds - Ed Hirsh, Steve Gawley, Joshua Ong, Russell Paul

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Voldemort's Nose - Ben Shepherd, Uel Horman, Charley Henley, Nicolas Aithadi
King Kong - T - Rex Fight - Erik Winquist, Michaell Pangrazio, Steve Cronin, Suzanne Jandu
* War of the Worlds - Marshall Krasser, Michael Jamieson, Jeff Saltzman, Regan McGee

 

John Lasseter and Bonnie Hunt
John Lasseter and Bonnie Hunt
Photo: Alberto Rodriguez © Berliner Studio/BEImages

George Méliès Award for Artistic Excellence: John Lasseter

Visual Effects Society Board of Directors Award: Jim Morris

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