'Pirates' sails to 7 VES noms
By Carolyn Giardina
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 7, 2008
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" drew a leading seven nominations for the sixth annual Visual Effects Society Awards. "Transformers," another Industrial Light + Magic-led project, followed with five nominations.
Not far behind the autobots were five films that secured four nominations apiece: "I Am Legend," "Spider-Man 3," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Ratatouille" and "Surf's Up."
Of the titles that received four or more VES nominations, three of them -- "Pirates," "Transformers" and "Legend" -- also were named to the Academy' visual effects category short list released Friday. The three also are nominees in VES' top category of visual effects in a visual effects-driven film.The nominees for the 6th Annual VES Awards are:The "Pirates" sequel is nominated for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven film, single visual effect of the year, created environment in a live-action film, compositing in a film (two nominations recognizing different individuals), models and miniatures in a film and animated character in a live-action film.
The previous "Pirates" film, "Dead Man's Chest" won all six categories last year as well as the Oscar.