Doctor Who

Doctor Who has scooped an special effects award (FX award) from the 7th annual VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for "Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial" in the episode "Silence in the Library".

The VES announced the winners in a black tie event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, USA. The Annual Event recognises outstanding visual effects over a dozen categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

The VES Exectutive Director, Eric Roth was quoted as saying:

"This year's recipients exemplify true excellence in the field of visual and special effects,"

"On behalf of the VES Board of Directors, I congratulate all of this year's nominees on their incredible work."

Other recipients include:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Battlestar Galactica season four - Space Battle

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Benjamin's Secret

Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture
The Dark Knight

Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture
The Dark Knight - IMAX Gotham City Scapes

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture
The Dark Knight - Garbage Truck Crash Models and Miniatures