Oscar 2007: Ben Morris and Michael Fink Reaction to Winning

Ben Morris of “The Golden Compass” admitted to being surprised at the film's victory for Special Effects. They offered that “Golden Compass” might have won because “There was a lot of spectacle in the other films and there's a lot of delicate performance and intimacy in this film, and I think that stood out.”

Chief special effects supervisor Michael Fink echoed that thought, saying that amidst all the fantasy elements in the film, “The dialogue scenes meant everything to me.”