Precursor History: Visual Effects Society

Category Details

Category Active: 2002 – Present

Key

Precursor Winner
[O] – Oscar Nominee
[O] – Oscar Winner

Decade Shortcuts

2010s | 2000s

2010s

2013

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

8
6
5

4


2




Gravity
Pacific Rim
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Croods
Epic
Frozen
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Elysium
The Lone Ranger
Man of Steel
Monsters University
Star Trek: Into Darkness
6
4
1
Gravity
Frozen
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Lone Ranger

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

Gravity [O]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [O]
Iron Man 3 [O]
Pacific Rim
Star Trek: Into Darkness [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

The Great Gatsby
The Lone Ranger [O]
Rush
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Wolf of Wall Street

ANIMATION

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Gravity [O]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Smaug [O]
Oz the Great and Powerful – China Girl
Pacific Rim

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

The Croods – Eep
Epic – Bomba
Epic – Mary Katherine
Frozen – Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / LIVE-ACTION

Elysium – Torus
Gravity – Exterior [O]
Gravity – Interior [O]
Iron Man 3 [O]
Pacific Rim – Virtual Hong Kong

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / ANIMATION

The Croods – The Maze
Epic – Pod Patch
Frozen – Elsa’s Ice Palace
Monsters University

MODELS

Gravity – ISS Exterior [O]
The Lone Ranger – Colby Locomotive [O]
Pacific Rim
Star Trek: Into Darkness [O]

COMPOSITING

Elysium
Gravity [O]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [O]
Iron Man 3 – Barrel of Monkeys [O]
Iron Man 3 – House Attack [O]

VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY / LIVE-ACTION

Gravity [O]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [O]
Iron Man 3 [O]
Man of Steel
Pacific Rim – Hong Kong Ocean Brawl

VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY / ANIMATION

Gravity – Parachute and ISS Destruction [O]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [O]
Man of Steel
Pacific Rim – Fluid Simlation & Destruction

FX AND SIMULATION ANIMATION / ANIMATION

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Croods
Epic – Boggan Crowds
Frozen – Elsa’s Blizzard

2012

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

7
6

5
4
3

2


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
Life of Pi
ParaNorman
Brave
Prometheus
Rise of the Guardians
Battleship
Hotel Transylvania
The Impossible
Wreck-It Ralph
4

2
1
Brave
Life of Pi
The Avengers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Impossible

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Avengers [O]
Battleship
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [O]
Life of Pi [O]
Prometheus [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Argo
Flight
The Impossible
Rust and Bone
Zero Dark Thirty

ANIMATION

Brave
Hotel Transylvania
ParaNorman
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

The Avengers – The Hulk [O]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Goblin King [O]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Gollum [O]
Life of Pi – Richard Parker [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Brave – Merida
Hotel Transylvania – Dracula
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph – Vanellope

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / LIVE-ACTION

The Avengers – Midtown Manhattan [O]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Goblin Caverns [O]
Life of Pi – Open Ocean [O]
Prometheus – LV-233 [O]

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / ANIMATION

Brave – The Forest
ParaNorman – Graveyard
ParaNorman – Main Street
Rise of the Guardians – The North Pole

MODELS

The Avengers – Helicarrier [O]
The Impossible – Orchid Hotel
Men in Black 3 – Cape Canaveral / Apollo Launch
The Dark Knight Rises – Airplane Heist

COMPOSITING

The Avengers – Hulk Punch [O]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [O]
Life of Pi – Storm of God [O]
Prometheus – Engineers & The Orrery [O]

VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY / LIVE-ACTION

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers – Downtown Manhattan [O]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [O]
Total Recall – Hover Car Chase

FX AND SIMULATION ANIMATION / LIVE-ACTION

Battleship
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi – Ocean
Life of Pi – Storm of God [O]

FX AND SIMULATION ANIMATION / ANIMATION

Brave
ParaNorman – Practical Volumetrics
ParaNorman – Angry Aggie Ink-Blot Electricity
Rise of the Guardians – Last Stand

2011

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

6
5

4

3

2


The Adventures of Tintin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Rango
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Hugo
Puss in Boots
Anonymous
Arthur Christmas
Captain America: The First Avenger
Thor
4
2


1
Rango
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Captain America: The First Avenger

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Rise of the Planet of the Apes [O]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Anonymous
Hugo [O]
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Source Code
War Horse

VISUAL EFFECTS / ANIMATION

The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – Ukrainian Ironbelly
Paul – Paul
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Caesar [O]
The Thing – Edvard/Adam

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

The Adventures of Tintin – Tintin
Puss in Boots – Puss
Rango – Rango
Rio – Nigel

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / LIVE-ACTION

Anonymous – London
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – Hogwarts [O]
Thor – Heimdall’s Observatory
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – 155 Wacker Drive [O]

CREATED ENVIRONMENT / ANIMATION

The Adventures of Tintin – Bagghar
The Adventures of Tintin – The Docks
The Adventures of Tintin – Pirate Battle
Puss in Boots – The Cloud World
Rango – Main Street Dirt

MODELS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – Hogwarts School Building [O]
Hugo – Train Crash [O]
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Parking Garage
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Driller [O]

COMPOSITING

Captain America: The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [O]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes [O]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon [O]

VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY / LIVE-ACTION

Hugo [O]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes [O]
Thor
Transformers: Dark of the Moon [O]

VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY / ANIMATION

The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Rango – The Dirt Saloon

2010

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

4
3



2




Inception
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
How to Train Your Dragon
Iron Man 2
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
TRON Legacy
Alice in Wonderland
Hereafter
Shrek Forever After
Tangled
Toy Story 3
4
3
1

Inception
How to Train Your Dragon
Day & Night
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 1
Hereafter

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

Alice in Wonderland [O]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 [O]
Inception [O]
Iron Man 2 [O]
TRON Legacy

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Black Swan
Green Zone
Hereafter [O]
Robin Hood
Salt

ANIMATION

How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Shrek Forever After
Tangled
Toy Story 3

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – Kitty Galore
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Reepicheep
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – Dobby{O} [O]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – Kreacher{O} [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

How to Train Your Dragon – Toothless
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Digger
Megamind – Minion
Tangled – Rapunzel

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Inception – Paris Dreamscape [O]
Iron Man 2 – Stark Expo [O]
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Sand Room
TRON Legacy – Disc Game

MODELS & MINIATURES

The Expendables – The Palace Explodes
Inception – Hospital Fortress Destruction [O]
Iron Man 2 – Hammer Military Drones [O]
Shutter Island – Ward-C Interior/Exterior, Lighthouse Interior/Exterior

COMPOSITING

Alice in Wonderland – Stolen Tarts [O]
Hereafter – Tsunami Sequence [O]
Inception [O]
TRON Legacy

VISUAL EFFECTS / ANIMATED SHORT

Cat Shit One – The Animated Series
Day & Night
Looney Tunes – Coyote Falls
Paths of Hate
Tick Tock Tale

EFFECTS ANIMATION

How to Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3

2000s

2009

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

11
4
3


2




Avatar
Coraline
2012
District 9
Up
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Monsters vs. Aliens
Sherlock Holmes
Star Trek
Terminator Salvation
6
3
1
Avatar
Up
District 9
Sherlock Holmes

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

Avatar [O]
District 9 [O]
Star Trek [O]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2012

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Angels & Demons
The Box
Invictus
The Road
Sherlock Holmes

ANIMATION

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
9
Up

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Avatar – Neytiri [O]
District 9 – Christopher Johnson [O]
G-Force – Bucky
Watchmen – Doctor Manhattan

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Coraline – Coraline
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Buck
Monsters vs. Aliens – B.O.B.
Up – Carl – “No Dad Scene”

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Avatar – Floating Mountains [O]
Avatar – Jungle/Biome [O]
Avatar – Willow Glade [O]
2012 – Los Angeles Destruction

MODELS & MINIATURES

Avatar – Samson/Home Tree / Floating Mountains / Ampsuit [O]
Coraline
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – National Air and Space Museum Escape
Terminator Salvation

COMPOSITING

Avatar [O]
Avatar – End Battle [O]
District 9 [O]
Sherlock Holmes – Wharf Explosion Sequence

EFFECTS ANIMATION

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Monsters vs. Aliens
Up

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar – Quarich’s Escape [O]
Avatar – Neytiri Drinking [O]
Knowing – Plane Crash
Terminator Salvation – VLA Escape
2012 – Escape from L.A.

MATTE PAINTING

Avatar – Pandora [O]
Franklyn – Meanwhile City Scapes
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Star Trek [O]

2008

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

5
4



3



2

Iron Man
Bolt
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Cloverfield
Kung Fu Panda
Synecdoche, New York
WALL-E
Changeling
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
4
3

2
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
WALL-E
Changeling

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [O]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Cloverfield
Iron Man [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Changeling
Eagle Eye
Valkyrie
Nim’s Island
Synecdoche, New York

ANIMATION

Bolt – The Chase
Kung Fu Panda – Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
A Matter of Loaf and Death – Piella’s Mansion
Roadside Romeo
Waltz with Bashir
WALL-E

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin Button{O} [O]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army – Elemental Sequence
Iron Man [O]
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Hogsqueal

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Bolt – Bolt
Bolt – Rhino
Kung Fu Panda – Po – This Kung Fu Stuff Is Hard Work
WALL-E – WALL-E and EVE Truck Sequence

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Cloverfield – Brooklyn Bridge Sequence
The Dark Knight – IMAX Gotham City Scapes [O]
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Temple Heart
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Avalanche Sequence
Synecodche, New York

MODELS & MINIATURES

The Dark Knight – Garbage Truck Crash Models and Miniatures [O]
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man – Suit Up Machine [O]
My Darling of the Mountains – Hot Springs

COMPOSITING

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin Comes Together [O]
Iron Man – Head Under Display – HUD Compositing [O]
Quantum of Solace – Sienna Chase and Fight Sequence

EFFECTS ANIMATION

Bolt – Various Sequences
Kung Fu Panda – The Secret Ingredient
Madgascar: Escape 2 Africa – Effects in Africa
WALL-E

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

Cloverfield – Statue of Liberty Crash and Woolworth Tower Collapse
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Benjamin’s Secret [O]
The Day the Earth Stood Still – Newborn Klaatu
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Valley Destruction
Iron Man

MATTE PAINTING

Changeling – 1928 Downtown L.A.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Synecdoche, New York
Speed Racer

SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Dark Knight [O]
The Dark Knight – Garbage Truck Crash Mechanical Effects{O} [O]
Defiance – Special Effects

2007

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

7
5
4




2


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Transformers
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Am Legend
Ratatouille
Spider-Man 3
Surf’s Up
Beowulf
Shrek the Third
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
Zodiac
4
3
2
1
Transformers
Ratatouille
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Golden Compass [O]
I Am Legend
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End [O]
Spider-Man 3
Transformers [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Blades of Glory
The Kite Runner
Ratatouille
We Own the Night
Zodiac

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Enchanted – Pip
I Am Legend – The Infected Leader
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Davy Jones{O} [O]
Spider-Man 3 – Sandman
Transformers – Optimus Prime [O]
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep – Crusoe

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Beowulf – Beowulf
Ratatouille – Colette
Shrek the Third – King Harold
Surf’s Up – Chicken Joe
Surf’s Up – Cody

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – The Hall of Prophecy
I Am Legend – Times Square Hunt
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – The Maelstrom [O]
Rush Hour 3
Sweeney Todd – The Old Bailey
Zodiac – Washington and Cherry

MODELS & MINIATURES

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Hogwarts School
Live Free or Die Hard – Freeway Sequence – F35 Miniature and Effects
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Practical and Digital Ships [O]
Spider-Man 3 – Building/Crane Destruction Miniature and Effect
Transformers [O]

COMPOSITING

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Hall of Prophecy and Comp Shots
I Am Legend – Seaport Evacuation
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Death of Beckett [O]
Transformers [O]
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep – Crusoe

EFFECTS ANIMATION

Beowulf – Dragon Chase
Ratatouille – Food
Ratatouille – Rapids
Shrek the Third – Effects
Surf’s Up – Riding Wave – CG Style

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Jack and Davy Duel [O]
Spider-Man 3 – The Birth of Sandman
Surf’s Up – Riding the Visual Effects Tube
300 – Crazy Horse Sequence
Transformers – Desert Highway Sequence [O]

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2006

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

6
3

2
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Charlotte’s Web
Poseidon
Children of Men
The Da Vinci Code
6
1

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Cars
Casino Royale
Flags of Our Fathers

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

Charlotte’s Web
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [O]
The Fountain

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Blood Diamond
Children of Men
Flags of Our Fathers
The Da Vinci Code

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Charlotte’s Web – Templeton
Charlotte’s Web – Wilbur
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Davy Jones [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Cars – mater
Happy Feet – Mumble’s Banishment
Monster House – House

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Mission: Impossible III
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [O]
Poseidon [O]

MODELS & MINIATURES

The Good Shepherd
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [O]
V for Vendetta

COMPOSITING

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest [O]
Poseidon [O]
The Da Vinci Code – Saint Sulpice Sequence

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

Children of Men – Birth Sequence
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Flying Dutchman Sequence [O]
Poseidon – Opening Sequence [O]
X-Men: The Last Stand – The Phoenix Force Sequence

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Casino Royale
Superman Returns [O]

2005

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

5
4

3
2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3

1
King Kong
War of the Worlds
Kingdom of Heaven
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [O]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong [O]
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Jarhead
Kingdom of Heaven
Memoirs of a Geisha

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Aslan [O]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Dragon
King Kong – Kong [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Madagascar – King Julian
Robots – Fender
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Gromit

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Batman Begins – Gotham City Monorail Chase
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Black Lake Environment
King Kong – New York Dawn Attack [O]
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

MODELS & MINIATURES

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Hogwarts School
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds [O]

COMPOSITING

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Voldemort’s Nose
King Kong – T-Rex Fight [O]
War of the Worlds [O]

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Nut Room
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Opening Space Battle
War of the Worlds – Fleeing the Neighborhood

2004

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

6
5

2
Spider-Man 2
The Aviator
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Day After Tomorrow
The Phantom of the Opera
3

2
1
The Aviator
Spider-Man 2
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban
The Day After Tomorrow
The Incredibles

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Day After Tomorrow
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [O]
Spider-Man 2 [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

The Aviator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Troy

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Hippogriff{O} [O]
Hellboy – Sammael
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Sunny

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

The Incredibles – Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible
The Polar Express – Steamer
Shark Tale – Angie
Shrek 2 – Puss in Boots

CREATED ENVIRONMENT

Bridge Jones: The Edge of Reason
I, Robot [O]
The Phantom of the Opera – Opening Shot
Spider-Man 2 – NYC Street – Night [O]

MODELS & MINIATURES

The Aviator – XF11 Crash
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [O]
National Treasure – Treasure Room

COMPOSITING

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Azkaban Guards Attack [O]
The Phantom of the Opera – Opening Shot
Spider-Man 2 – Train Sequence [O]

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

The Aviator – Hell’s Angels
The Day After Tomorrow – Tidal Wave
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Dementor Train{O} [O]
Spider-Man 2 – Clock Tower [O]

SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Aviator
Spider-Man 2 [O]
Van Helsing

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

The Aviator – Leonardo DiCaprio
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – Jude Law
Spider-Man 2 – Alfred Molina

2003

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

8

3
2


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Hulk
Finding Nemo
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Matrix: Reloaded
Peter Pan
4
2

1

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix: Reloaded
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Finding Nemo
The Last Samurai
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
The Matrix: Revolutions
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Bad Boys II
The Last Samurai
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

The Hulk
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl {O} [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Finding Nemo – Inside the Whale
Finding Nemo – Speaking Whale

MODELS & MINIATURES

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Captain Barbossa [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – The Interceptor [O]

COMPOSITING

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Storm [O]

VISUAL EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
The Matrix: Reloaded – U-Cap Facial Photography
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl {O} [O]
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

SINGLE VISUAL EFFECTS

The Hulk
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
The Matrix: Reloaded – Trailer Top Carsh

MATTE PAINTING

The Hulk
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl {O} [O]
Peter Pan

SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl {O} [O]

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Sean Astin [O]
Peter Pan – Ludivine Sagnier
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Keira Knightley [O]

2002

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

9
6
2




The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Die Another Day
Gangs of New York
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Men in Black II
Minority Report
Stuart Little 2
7
1

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Stuart Little 2
The Sum of All Fears

VISUAL EFFECTS / EFFECTS-DRIVEN PICTURE

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Men in Black II
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]

SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS

Frida
Gangs of New York
The Sum of All Fears

ANIMATED CHARACTER / LIVE-ACTION

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Dobby’s Face
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]

ANIMATED CHARACTER / ANIMATION

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Stuart Little 2

MODELS & MINIATURES

Die Another Day
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]

COMPOSITING

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Quidditch Match
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Minority Report

VISUAL EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]
Stuart Little 2

MATTE PAINTING

Gangs of New York
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Die Another Day
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Adaptation. – Nicolas Cage
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin [O]
Men in Black II – Will Smith

EFFECTS ART DIRECTION

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Minority Report
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones [O]

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