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Visual-effects pioneer Trumbull to receive Oscar

Associated Press
Jan 12, 2012 at 12:51pm IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood filmmaker and visual-effects master Douglas Trumbull is receiving an honorary Academy Award.

The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it will present its Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Trumbull, whose pioneering visual-effects credits include '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and 'Blade Runner'.

Trumbull worked on last year's Brad Pitt-Terrence Malick drama 'The Tree of Life'," which featured grand images of the cosmos and the age of dinosaurs.

Visual-effects pioneer Trumbull to receive Oscar

Hollywood filmmaker and visual-effects master Douglas Trumbull is receiving an honorary Academy Award.

The honorary Oscar will be presented to Trumbull at the academy's scientific and technical awards ceremony Feb. 11.

Trumbull is the 23rd recipient of the Sawyer Award, which honors technical contributions to Hollywood.

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