Awards Round-Up: VES, Annies, WGA

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” dominated Sunday’s fifth annual Visual Effects Society awards, winning six trophies including the top prize for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven film. “Pirates” also picked up prizes for single visual effect of the year, created environment in a live-action film, compositing in a film, models and miniatures in a film and animated character in a live-action film…” (full details)

“Pixar’s “Cars” was named best animated feature at the 34th annual Annie Awards, although “Flushed Away” won more trophies than any other film with five nods, ahead of “Over the Hedge” with three and “Cars” with two…” (full details)

“The Writers Guild of America awarded “Little Miss Sunshine” the best original screenplay award on Sunday, while Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” grabbed best adapted screenplay…” (full details)