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'''Weta Digital''' created all of the special effects for ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]''.
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'''Weta Digital''' is a digital visual effects company that created all of the special effects for [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] and [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]. It was founded by [[Peter Jackson]], [[Richard Taylor]], and Jamie Selkirk, and is based in Wellington, [[New Zealand]].  
  
 
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To date, Weta Digital has won five Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), King Kong (2005), and Avatar (2009).
 
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Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company that created all of the special effects for The Lord of the Rings (film series) and The Hobbit (film series). It was founded by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, and Jamie Selkirk, and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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[edit] Awards

To date, Weta Digital has won five Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), King Kong (2005), and Avatar (2009).

[edit] The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects: Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
  • BAFTA for Best Visual Effects: British Academy of Film and Television Arts

[edit] The Two Towers

  • Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects: Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
  • BAFTA for Best Visual Effects: British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Special Effects in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Effects Art Direction in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Compositing in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film

[edit] The Return of the King

  • Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects: Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
  • Technical Achievement Award for Gollum: Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
  • BAFTA for Best Visual Effects: British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects Film

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