Actress Jessica Biel at Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards
Pictured above is Jessica Biel, host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards ceremony, which was held on Feb. 7, '09, in Beverly Hills.
Past Scientific and Technical Awards presenters include the following:
Gregory Peck. Christopher Reeve. Janet Leigh. Angie Dickinson. Lloyd Bridges. Kirk Douglas. Rachel McAdams. Jennifer Garner. Scarlett Johansson. Jessica Alba. Macdonald Carey. Charlize Theron. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jessica Biel photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.
Ed Catmull: Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Ed Catmull was handed the 2009 Gordon E. Sawyer Award. A co-founder of Pixar, Catmull was honored by the Academy's Board of Governors “for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.”
His film credits in various (visual effects) capacities include Futureworld (1976), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and Toy Story (1995).
Ed Catmull photo: Michael Yada / © A.M.P.A.S.
Jessica Biel and the winners at the Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony
Front Row (left to right): Gordon E. Sawyer Award winner Ed Catmull, Scientific and Technical Awards Committee Chair Richard Edlund, Jessica Biel, Academy President Sid Ganis, and John A. Bonner Award winner Mark Kimball.
Back Row (left to right): Dominique Chervin, Brunoe Coumert, Alexandre Leuchter, Erwin Melzner, Jacques Delacoux, Volker Schumacher, Timo Müller, and Steve Hylén.
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Photo of Jessica Biel, Ed Catmull, et al.: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.
Oscar statue spraying
A horror moment from the latest remake of The Mystery of the Wax Museum? Hardly.
The A.M.P.A.S. photo caption reads “Dena D'Angelo, scenic artist, puts the final touches on Oscar statuettes as preparations continue” on Feb. 17, for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.
Giant Oscar statue photo: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.
Jessica Biel, whose Easy Virtue (above) will hit US screens next May, will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Among the six awards that Biel will present during the evening is the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, which will be handed to Ed Catmull (right) for “his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.”
Among the previous Scientific and Technical Awards presenters are Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, Christopher Reeve, Lloyd Bridges, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Macdonald Carey, Janet Leigh, Angie Dickinson, and, of late, nice-looking young actresses such as Rachel McAdams, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, and last year's Jessica Alba.
The Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation is not televised, but filmed excerpts from the event will be shown during the 2009 Oscar ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. In the US, the Oscarcast will be televised live by ABC.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.