Eric Roth, head of VES, explains why he's pushing California to embrace new subsidies
Middle-earth saga leads VES nominations with seven; "Life of Pi," "The Avengers" receive six
Animated Steven Spielberg movie and HBO series come out on top in VES nominations
Visual Effects Society gives film honors to "Inception" and "Hereafter," television kudos to "The Pacific" and "Boardwalk Empire"
Christopher Nolan tops film categories with four nods; "Boardwalk Empire" leads all nominees with five
James Cameron blockbuster wins six awards; "Up" takes three
Honors recognize excellence in live-action, animated movies' effects