Gravity swept the board at the 86th Academy Awards last night, taking home seven Oscars, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, and Best Visual Effects.
The VFX honor is the latest in a string of awards recognizing the technical achievements of the film, including BAFTA and VES awards presented to Framestore for their incredible work, and the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society’s Creative Arts award for ‘Best 2D to 3D Conversion’, presented to Prime Focus World for its work on the movie.
Accepting his award for Best Director, Alfonso Cuarón quipped about the pressures of making Gravity. “For many of us making this film was a transformative experience,” he said, gesturing at his greying hair. “For a lot of people that transformation was wisdom. For me it was just the color of my hair.”
Framestore VFX Supervisor Tim Webber collected the award for Best Visual Effects, with CG Supervisor Chris Lawrence, Animation Supervisor David Shirk and Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould.
Prime Focus World congratulates all of last night’s Gravity winners:
Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Visual Effects – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Film Editing - Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Best Sound Mixing – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
Best Sound Editing – Glenn Freemantle
Best Original Score - Steven Price
Congratulations also to the team behind The Great Gatsby for its two Oscar wins – for Production Design and Costume Design. Prime Focus World is proud to have contributed VFX, 3D Conversion and Archive Colorization services for The Great Gatsby.