In appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation (Oscar statuette).
For outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.
For the engineering and development of an improved, electronic, high-speed, precision light valve for use in motion picture printing machines.
For the development of the Marionette Three-Dimensional Computer Animation System.
For their pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion picture production.
For the design, development and implementation of the Dolby CP500 Digital Cinema Processor.
For his pioneering contributions to the development of three-dimensional computer animation for motion picture production.
For the development of the geometric modeling component of the Alias PowerAnimator system.
For the development of the "Actor" animation component of the Softimage computer animation system.
For the creative leadership (Kovacs) and the principal engineering (Hall) efforts that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system.
Joel Johnson(O'Connor Laboratories)
For the unique design improvement in fluid-head counter-balancing techniques as used in the O'Connor Laboratories' Model 2575.
For the design and development of the ELF 1-C Endless Loop Film Transport and storage system.
For the development and implementation of a Portable Adjustment Tool for T-Style Slit Lens Assemblies.
For the development of the procedural modeling and animation components of the Prisms software package.
For their contributions that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system.
For the creation of A-D Strips, a diagnostic tool for the detection of the presence of vinegar syndrome in processed acetate-based motion picture film.
For the design and development of the Special Effects Spark Generator.
For the concept (Frazier) and the design and development (Neil/Gelbard) of the Panavision/Frazier Lens System for motion picture photography.
For the development and realization of the Liquid Synthetic Air system.
For the concept and architecture of the Pacific Data Images (PDI) Animation System.