2005 Emmys

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I just got in the mail today a call for judges for my peer group in the Academy, Special Visual Effects. I'm not sure why my peer group is Special Visual Effects instead of just Visual Effects. I feel special now!

My peer group used to be called Special Visual Effects and Title Design, but by a majority vote the peer group has been segmented into two, SVE (Special Visual Effects) and MTD (Main Title Design). I even got a fancy card that gave me neat discounts at hotels and restaurants and all that jazz! Hot damn. Too bad most of them are in the LA area!

Anyway, I have to RSVP for the voting, which takes place in four weeks. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to do it, since the voting is on Friday, and I'll be busy on the commercial work! If I did manage to go, I'd be voting in two categories which comprise my peer group, Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. I was nominated twice, four (wow, four...) years ago in the Outstanding Visual Effects For a Series category. This allowed me the option to become part of ATAS and get a chance to vote on these nominees and other ATAS nominees.

The nominees this year in the Series category are:

Battlestar Galactica - 33 - SCI FI
Battlestar Galactica - The Hand Of God - SCI FI
Lost - Pilot (Part 1 and 2) - ABC
Stargate Atlantis - Rising - SCI FI
Stargate SG-1 - Reckoning Part 2 - SCI FI

The nominees in the Miniseries, Movie or a Special category are:

Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real - Animal Planet
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars - SCI FI
Legend of Earthsea - SCI FI
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers - HBO
Supervolcano - Discovery

After looking at the nominees on this list, I already know who's going to win. I'll just keep it to myself and pay myself when I'm right. It's really cool to note that four out of the five nominees in the Series category were shot in Vancouver, BC! And they're all SCI-FI. The visual effects work was also done up there. A lot of the nominees are ones I used to work with while I was up there, so good luck guys! You know who you are! :)

You can see the full list of nominees for this category here on the Emmy site.

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