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SAG Awards Stunt Ensemble Honors Go To ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Glow’

  • Deadline
SAG Awards Stunt Ensemble Honors Go To ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Glow’
Stunt teams from Black Panther and Glow walked away with this year’s SAG Awards for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.

The winners were announced Sunday on the red carpet during the live pre-show for the 25th Annual SAG Awards, with awards ambassador Harry Shum Jr. (Motion Picture Cast nominee for Crazy Rich Asians) and Sydney Sweeney (Drama Ensemble nominee for The Handmaid’s Tale) revealing the results.

Black Panther receives the Actor® for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture #sagawards pic.twitter.com/zWxAkrMKg9

— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 27, 2019

The stunt ensemble honors recognize work within the stunt community during 2018 by stunt performers and coordinators.

The nominees were chosen by their respective SAG Awards film and television nominating committees.

Glow takes home the Actor® for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series #sagawards pic.twitter.
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The Academy Announces 21 Scientific And Technical Achievements Will Be Honored With Academy Awards Feb 7

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

In addition, veteran sound engineer and Dolby Laboratories executive David W. Gray will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette), presented “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.” Gray’s career has encompassed the design, refinement and implementation of groundbreaking cinema sound technologies, including stereo optical soundtracks, digital sound on film and most recently, Dolby Atmos®. He has served for many years on the Academy’s Science and Technology Council and its Theater Standards Committee, among others, as well as chaired the audio study group of Smpte’s pioneering DC28 technology committee, from which the first two
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Oscars to Honor 21 Scientific and Technical Achievements

  • The Wrap
And the Oscars go to … the Mat-Towercam Twin Peek, the Biscuit Jr., the Mova Facial Performance Capture System, the Ilm PhysBAM Destruction System and the early conceptualization of sparse-tiled voxel data structures.

That may be Greek to most of us, but it makes sense to the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, which on Tuesday announced that those achievements, and 16 others, will be the recipients of this year’s Scientific and Technical Academy Awards.

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

The awarded achievements include camera mounts and platforms, digital projection technology, advancements that aid in the creation of computer-generated foliage and hair,
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Stunt Driving with the Biscuit Rig, Jr: Interview with Engineer and Driver Robert Nagle

Robert Nagle studied mechanical engineering and racecar design before becoming a professional race driver. But when he found out that some of the other drivers were working in the film industry, it piqued his interest. Said Nagle, “What I found was that it fulfilled a creative side of me that I didn’t really realize was there.” He left the racing world and hasn’t looked back, doing stunt driving for a number of films, including The Dark Knight Rises and Drive. One piece of equipment he’s been driving lately is the Biscuit Rig Jr., a driveable platform developed by Allan Padelford
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