Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rodrigo Prieto, Juanjo Giménez, Others Receive Academy Award Nominations and Honors

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

Lin-Manuel Miranda picked up an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the lyrics and music to the song "How Far I'll Go" from the animated film Moana. If he were to win, he would then add "Oscar" to his Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards. Director Juanjo Giménez received a nod in the category of Best Live Action Short Film for his work Timecode. Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto received an Oscar nomination for his work in the Martin Scorsese film Silence. Makeup effects artist Richard Alonzo picked up a Hairstyling and Makeup nomination (with Joel Harlow) for his work on Star Trek: Beyond. Adam Valdez (along with Robert Legato, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon) earned a nod in the category of Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work on The Jungle Book.

In the Technical Achievement categories, Marcos Fajardo was honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award for the creative vision and original implementation of the Arnold Renderer. Thiago Ize, with Chris Kulla, Alan King, and Clifford Stein, picked up awards for their highly optimized geometry engine and novel ray-tracing algorithms which unify the rendering of curves, surfaces, volumetrics and subsurface scattering as developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Solid Angle SL.

The Oscar ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. Television host Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time. In related events, the Academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 12, 2016. On Saturday, February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement in 18 categories will be presented. For more information, click here and here.

No comments: