While Button's old man make-up was impressive (and enhanced with CGI), Hellboy's many monsters did NOT utilize computer enhancement in most cases, and were multiple efforts of amazing work where Button's was only one. Someone please tell me how it didn't win?!! The only answer is that the academy is prejudiced.
However, Heath Ledger has finally recieved the award he was always destined to recieve, a Best Supporting Actor win (and you can garuntee it would have been Best Actor in a few short years). So we did have some comic book movie recognition tonight with The Dark Knight pulling in a few golden statues, but Hellboy II did not succeed in taking home the gold.