'Iron Man' leads VES nominations

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With five nominations, "Iron Man" leads the list for the seventh annual VES Awards, chosen by panels comprising members of the Visual Effects Society.

The Marvel Studios-produced superhero movie was cited Saturday in the categories of visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie, single visual effect of the year, outstanding animated character in a live-action movie, outstanding models and miniatures in a feature, and outstanding special effects in a movie.

Its competition for the best visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie honor is "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" and "Cloverfield."

Nominated for supporting visual effects in a movie are "Changeling," "Eagle Eye," "Valkyrie," "Nim's Island" and "Synecdoche, New York."

Earning spots among the nominees for outstanding animation in an animated movie are "Bolt — The Chase," "Kung Fu Panda — Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting," "A Matter of Loaf and Death — Piella's Mansion" and "WALL-E."

The VES Awards are Feb. 21. For a complete list of nominees, go to THR.com/awards. (partialdiff)
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