The blue-skinned aliens of Avatar proved golden for Weta Digital, after the Wellington company took home the Oscar statuette for best visual effects. The gong was one of three the sci-fi smash hit picked up at last night’s awards ceremony, including best art direction, which was shared by another Kiwi, Kim Sinclair. The film was widely tipped to win best picture, but lost out to the other top contender, The Hurt Locker. More..