'Enterprise' Scores VFX Nods

By Caillan
January 14, 2003 - 10:04 AM

Enterprise recently received two nominations in the first annual Visual Effects Society awards.

Last season's finale, 'Shockwave, Part I', was recognised in the category of Best Visual Effects in a Television Series, according to the organisation's web site. Visual effects producer Dan Curry, visual effects supervisor Ronald B. Moore and visual effects coordinator Liz Castro will face competition from their peers working on Firefly and the Dinotopia television series.

Enterprise was also nominated for Best Models and Miniatures in a Televised Program, Music Video or Commercial for the episode 'Dead Stop'. The nomination was shared by effects wizards John Teska, Koji Kuramura, Pierre Drolet and Sean Scott. The other nominees in this category were the mini-series Stephen King's Rose Red and a Gatorade commercial.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' led the pack with nine nominations, followed by 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' with six. On the television front, the Dinotopia mini-series scored four nods, followed by Enterprise, Firefly and Stephen King's Rose Red with two nominations each.

Presented for the first time this year, the Visual Effects Society awards seek to honour "excellence for visual effects in feature films, television, commercials and music videos." Organiser Jeff Okun said he hopes to expand the event in future years. "Much like visual effects, our awards are a 'work in progress'. Over the next few years, VES will expand the content. For example, VES intends to add additional categories covering large format/special venue and gaming within two years."

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 19. The full list of nominees can be found at this page. Thanks to StarTrek.com for this!

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