For the song "The Prayer".
In appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the very nature of filmmaking through his creation of cinematic masterpieces. (Oscar statuette). A great deal of controversy surrounded the presentation of this award to Elia Kazan, as there was still lingering resentment over his appearances before the House of Un-American Activities Committee 47 years earlier. In addition to a handful of protesters outside the theater, many attendees remained seated
For his past and on-going dedication to the advancement of motion picture sound technology.
For the concept, system design and engineering of the Avid Film Composer for motion picture editing.
For their pioneering work in the areas of waveform editing, crossfades and cut-and-paste techniques for digital audio editing.
For his pioneering work in the design of digital signal processing and its application to audio editing for film.
Stephen J. Kay(K-Tec Corporation)
For the design and development of the Shock Block.
For the primary design (Tregakis) and for the development and implementation (Boisvert/Panzini/LeBlanc) of the Flame and Inferno software.
For the design and implementation of the Soundmaster Integrated Operations Nucleus operating environment.
For the design and development of the Kodak Lightning Laser Recorder.
For the concept and design of the Deluxe High Speed Spray Film Cleaner.
For the concept (ARRI USA) and the engineering (Arnold & Richter Cine Technik/Trauniger) of the ARRI 435 Camera System.
For the concept and optical design of the Carl Zeiss/Arriflex Variable Prime Lenses.
Derek C. Lightbody(OpTex)
For the design and development of Aurasoft luminaires.
For the creation of the Milo Motion-Control Crane.
For advancing the state-of-the-art of real-time motion-control, as exemplified in the Gazelle and Zebra camera dolly systems.
For the design and development of KeyKode latent-image barcode key numbers.
For the creation of the Skyman flying platform for Steadicam operators.
For the design and engineering of Cablecam.
For their pioneering efforts in the development of laser film recording technology.
For their pioneering work in motion-controlled, silent camera dollies.
For the creation of an advanced motion-controlled, silent camera dolly.
For their modular system of motion-control rotators and movers for use in motion control.
For the software and electronic design and development (Smith and for the design and development (Branch/Zaidi) of the Spectra Professional IV-A digital exposure meter.
For his commitment to the development of a wireless transmission system for video-assisted images for the motion picture industry.
For his contribution to tracking technology and for the design and implementation of the TRACK system for camera position calculation and scene reconstruction.
For the design and implementation of ras_track, a system for 2D tracking, stabilization and 3D camera and object tracking.
For the design and development of the K-Tek Microphone Boom Pole and accessories for on-set motion picture sound recording.
For his software development in the field of water simulation systems.
For the design and development of the "Caricature" Animation System at Industrial Light & Magic.
For the design of the CalColor Calibrated Color Effects Filters.
For the research and development of the concept of molecular sieves applied to improve the archival properties of processed photographic film.
For the design and development of the Eyepiece Leveler.
For the design of the KeyKode Sync Reader.
For his pioneering concept and the development of the Coherent Time Code Slate.
For refining and further developing electronic time-code slates.