VES Lifetime Honoree and Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, who has entertained us through the years with numerous dazzling projects including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, and the recently released Polar Express.
New this year will be the presentation of the inaugural Georges Melies Award to an individual who has pioneered a lasting contribution In the field of Visual Effects. The first recipient of this honor is Robert Abel, and to pick up the award on his behalf will be his daughter, Marah. In addition, Don Shay, publisher Cinefex, will honor us as he accepts the VES Board of Directors Award.
The 3rd Annual VES Awards was televised onHD Net and features the best visual effects work of 2004. Watch the show in it's entirety below
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Winners and Nominees
Below is the complete list of Winners and Nominees for the 3rd Annual VES Awards. A sortable list for ALL years of VES Award winners / nominees can be found on the Previous VES Awards page.
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007 Everything or Nothing
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
Battlestar Galactica, 'Episode 101' - Cylon Character
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital - Antubis Character
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Spider-Man 2 - NYC Street - Night
The Phantom of the Opera - Opening Shot
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
National Treasure - Treasure Room
The Aviator - XF11 Crash
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Day After Tomorrow
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Azkaban Guards Attack
Spider-Man 2 - Train Sequence
The Phantom of the Opera - Opening Shot
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Smallville, 'Crusade' - Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Spartacus - Opening
Star Trek Enterprise, 'Storm Front Part 2' - Dogfight Over New York City
This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects within a single episode of an effects-driven miniseries, made-for-television movie or special that was broadcast and delivered via over-the-air, pay/basic cable, or satellite transmissions to homes. A rule of thumb for defining whether a program would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be told without the active participation of the VFX (including Special Effects).
Virtual History - The Secret Plot to Kill Hitler
This award is to honor the achievement of the visual effects within a single episode of a series where the visual effects are a visible, essential, and integral part of the story and play a principal and active role in the show. A rule of thumb for defining whether a series would be considered effects-driven would be to ask if the story could be told without the active participation of the VFX (including Special Effects)
Star Trek Enterprise, 'Storm Front Part 2'
Stargate Atlantis, 'Rising'
Stargate SG-1, 'Lost City, Part 2'
This award is to honor the overall achievement of the visual effects that play a supporting or background role within a single episode of a broadcast series, miniseries, made-for-television movie, or special wherein the visual effects are not necessarily essential to the telling of the story in the way that the effects of an effects-driven broadcast program are. Supporting visual effects, when taken as a whole, may help create the setting, environment, or mood of an entire program, and are generally intended to be invisible to the lay viewer. They do not consist of a significant number of CG characters, science fiction or fantasy elements, and other highly visible effects that one would expect to see in a visual effectsdriven broadcast program.
Clubhouse, 'Episode #005'
Lost, 'Pilot - Part 2'
Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Dementor Train
Spider-Man 2 - Clock Tower
The Aviator - Hell's Angels
The Day After Tomorrow - Tidal Wave
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video
Britney Spears 'Toxic'
Duran Duran 'What Happens Tomorrow'
Never 'The Dream'
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
British Telecom: Network
Citroen 'Alive With Technology'
Johnnie Walker 'Tree'
Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Hippogriff Character
Hellboy - Sammael Character
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Sunny Character
Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture
Shark Tale - Angie
Shrek 2 - Puss in Boots
The Incredibles - Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible
The Polar Express - Steamer
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program
Smallville, 'Crisis' - Clark Kent stops a bullet sequence
Space Odyssey - Voyage To The Planets
The Librarian - Himalayan Pass sequence