Sidney Lumet, director of more than 40 films including “Running on Empty,” “The Wiz,” “Equus,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Serpico,” “Fail-Safe,” “The Pawnbroker” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” He is a four-time nominee for the director Oscar for his work on “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” and “The Verdict.” He also has one nomination for adapted screenplay.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Roger Mayer, president of Turner Entertainment Co., for his work on behalf of the Motion Picture and Television Fund and efforts in film preservation.
Academy Award of Merit
Horst Burbulla for the creation and development of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane.
Jean-Marie Lavalou, Alain Masseron and David Samuelson, for engineering and developing the Louma Camera Crane and remote system for motion picture production.
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Takuo Miyagishima, for developing and designing technologies that advance the field of cinematography.
Award of Commendation
Arthur Widmer, for his achievement in the science and technology of image compositing for motion pictures as exemplified by his contributions to the development of the ultraviolet and the bluescreen compositing processes.
Scientific and Engineering Awards
Gyula Mester and Keith Edwards, for their significant contributions to and continuing development of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane.
Lindsay Arnold, Guy Griffiths, David Hodson, Charlie Lawrence and David Mann, for their development of the Cineon Digital Film Workstation.
Technical Achievement Awards
Greg Cannom and Wesley Wofford, for the development of their special modified silicone material for makeup applications used in motion pictures.
Jerry Cotts and Anthony Seaman, for the original concept and design, and engineering, respectively, of the Satellight-X HMI Softlight.
Steven E. Boze, for the design and implementation of the DNF 001 multiband digital audio noise suppressor.
Dr. Christopher Hicks and Dave Betts, for the design and implementation of the Cedar DNS 1000 multiband digital noise suppressor.
Nelson Tyler, for the development of the Tyler Gyroplatform boat mount stabilizing device for motion picture photography.
Dr. Julian Morris, Michael Birch, Dr. Paul Smyth and Paul Tate, for the development of the Vicon motion-capture technology.
Dr. John O.B. Greaves, Ned Phipps, Antonie J. van den Bogert and William Hayes, for the development of the Motion Analysis motion-capture technology.
Dr. Nels Madsen, Vaughn Cato, Matthew Madden and Bill Lorton, for the development of the Giant Studios motion-capture technology.
Alan Kapler, for the design and development of Storm, a software toolkit for artistic control of volumetric effects.