The VES Awards were given out tonight during the Visual Effects Society's (VES) fifth annual gala event at the Kodak Grand Ballroom. This year's event, garnering the best attendance for these events so far, attracted more than eight hundred celebrities, visual effects and animation artists, dozens of nominees and members of the film, television and games industries.

"There was some amazing 'snap, crackle and pop' effects work on display last night," said Eric Roth, Executive Director of the VES. "This past year -- with technological and artistic advances aplenty -- the 'did you see that?' bar was set higher than ever and this year's crop of visual effects winners cleared it with room to spare."

And the winners are:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

Flags of Our Fathers

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King - Battleground

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Battlestar Galactica - Episode 303b "Exodus"

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

ER - Scoop and Run

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Travelers - Snowball

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video

U2 and Green Day - The Saints are Coming

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Flying Dutchman Sequence

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

Fight Night Round 3 for PS3

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Roving Mars

Alan Markowitz, Dan Maas, Jeremy Nicolaides, Johnathan Banta

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Davy Jones

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture

Cars - Mater

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video

Geico - Chat

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video

Elisabeth - Episode 1

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Broadcast Program

Battlestar Galactica - Season 2, Episode 218 "Resurrection Ship, Part 2"

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video

Travelers - Snowball

Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture

Casino Royale

Dont't forget to also check out: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End