Receiving Academy plaques were Arri for the Super 35 Alexa, Red Digital Cinema for the Red Epic, Sony for the F65 CineAlta (with full 4K output), and Panavision and Sony for the groundbreaking Genesis.
Additionally, the formerly-named Thomson Grass Valley received a certificate for the Viper FilmStream system for importing into digital intermediate workflows.
Oscar-nominated “Arrival” (Bradford Young), “Moonlight” (James Laxton), and the Asc-winning “Lion” (Greig Fraser) were all shot on the Alexa.
In terms of animation and VFX, other areas of innovation emphasized rendering and facial performance capture, including Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, Blue Sky, Sony Pictures Imageworks, among others.
Disney’s Brian Whited accepted a technical achievement certificate for