Fellow Ed Catmull was presented with an Oscar statuette for the Gordon
E. Sawyer Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences. Conferred at the Scientific and Technical
Awards Presentations earlier this month, the award is in recognition of
his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of
computer graphics for the motion picture industry.
addition to being a noted computer scientist, Catmull is co-founder of
Pixar Animation Studios and president of Walt Disney and Pixar
Animation Studios. He is also widely regarded as a leading innovator by
the ACM SIGGRAPH community for his key contributions to fundamental
computer graphics concepts.
The Oscar is the latest in a series of recognitions he has received from the
Academy since 1992.
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