The superhero movie of 2008 was The Dark Knight, right? Not if you're a member of the Visual Effects Society, who this weekend gave five nominations to Iron Man in their annual VES Awards.

The Award nominations were announced Saturday, and Iron Man's five nominations — for best visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie, best 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 — means that it leads the pack in terms of recognition from the visual effects world.

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Other movies to receive nominations include Hellboy II, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cloverfield and, of course, Wall-E, with Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica recognized in the television categories. The award ceremony is February 21st in Century City.

'Iron Man' tops VES Awards nominees [Hollywood Reporter]