“Every year I do a DreamWorks project. Then I take all the money to the Oscars and bet it on Pixar.”

–Jack Black, on how he earns so much off animated films.

29th Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie©) Award “Winners”

Worst Picture:

The Love Guru
(A PARAMOUNT RELEASE)

Worst Actor:

Mike Myers
THE LOVE GURU

Worst Actress:

Paris Hilton
THE HOTTIE AND THE NOTTIE

With less than a month to go before the highly acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica” airs its final episodes, Universal has quietly entered into negotiations with original 1978 series creator Glen A. Larson to write and produce a big-screen version of the property.

The original ‘Galactica’ aired on ABC in 1978 and involved a human civilization living on a series of twelve planets that are decimated from an attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons. The survivors are led by a starship called Galactica in their attempt to find a mythic 13th planet named Earth. That incarnation was a gaudy “Star Wars” inspired space opera with lots of robots, laser blasters and tacky fashion.

Dan Aykroyd participated in a chat with The Boston Globe in celebration of a new House of Blues opening and was asked by someone about the status of Ghostbusters 3. Here’s the opening bit from the chat:

[Comment From Tom] Dan, I’m extremely excited for the HOB to be back in its birth-city!! I will be attending many shows. On a side note, and I’m sure you get these questions a lot, so I apologize in advance…Ghostbusters 3? I’ve heard that the writers of the Office are currently penning a script? How is this coming along, and should we look forward to this movie seeing the light of day? Thanks Dan!

(Source: FXGuide.com) It was a good night for Digital Domain at the 7th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” took home four awards and a commercial for Bacardi made it five. The HBO series “John Adams”, “The Changeling”, “WALL E”, and “The Dark Knight” all took home multiple awards and New Deal Studios swept the Models and Miniatures categories.

Here is a Flickr gallery of photos.


This year the VES Awards were held the night before the Oscars, an unfortunate scheduling that the Visual Effects Society had no control over after being forced to change date and venue. The evening started with cocktails and a silent auction and then over 1100 guests moved into the Los Angeles Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for dinner.

The 7th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards were held on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

In addition to the award categories a VES Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall and the George Méliès Award for Pioneering was presented to Phil Tippett.

Below is a complete list of winners. Congratulations to all.


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

CHANGELING
Michael Owens, Geoffrey Hancock, Jinnie Pak, Dennis Hoffman

    
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