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Let’s Give a Hand to Our Techies: The Sci-Tech Oscars Awards!

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Updated 02/13/2013 12:49am
Let’s Give a Hand to Our Techies: The Sci-Tech Oscars Awards!

Erika Rivera


Staff Writer

As we get closer to February 24th, otherwise known as Oscar Sunday, the buzz surrounding the actors and films nominated keeps growing. This past weekend, however, was all about the some of the folks behind the scenes of the films up for Oscar glory.

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana hosted the Scientific & Technical Awards on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 

the Beverly Hills hotel

in Beverly Hills, CA. These awards honor the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. Each year’s honorees are celebrated at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the Oscar ceremony.  Unlike the main awards, these Sci-Tech Oscars not only honor films from the past year but also people who have been industry for years and have helped mold movie technology.

This year’s winners are:

Simon Clutterbuck, James Jacobs, and Dr. Richard Dorling – the team from the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Mall

Bill Taylor

J.P. Lewis, Matt Cordner, and Nickson Fong

Lawrence Kesteloot, Drew Olbrich and Daniel Wexler

Steve LaVietes, Brian Hall, and Jeremy Selan

Theodore Kim, Nils Thuerey, Dr. Markus Gross and Doug James

Dr. Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John-Paul Smith and Ross Shain

Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland

Congrats to all the winners of the Sci-Tech Oscars. Portions from this awards ceremony will be televised on Oscar Sunday. For more information about these awards, visit Oscars.org

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