The 7th Annual VES Awards 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.

Date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Location: 
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Century City, CA

Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded for significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of vision, artistry, invention and innovation.
Georges Méliès Award
Awarded for pioneering significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.

Highlights

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Visual Effects Society - Visual Effects and Story

411 Production asks honorees at the VES Awards what motivates their creativity when developing effects.

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Steven Spielberg Introduces VES Student Award

Steven Spielberg thanks Autodesk and the Visual Effects Society for making the VES student award a reality, and congratulates the students for their outstanding work.

Video Gallery

(Available to VES Members Only: Log In Required)

Photo Gallery

View the 7th Annual VES Awards Photo Gallery

Winners and Nominees

Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 7th Annual VES Awards. A sortable list for ALL years of VES Award winners / nominees can be found on the Previous VES Awards page. VES members (must be logged in) can also view all of the nominated entries in each category.

Please click on the category to reveal the winners and nominees