Ed Catmull at podium
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Publicity Department
Ed Catmull won this year's Gordon E. Sawyer award, which is the highest award given at the SciTech Oscars. It awards an entire career, which in Catmull's case involves working on inception of 3-D animation and eventually becoming the first Chief Technical Officer at Pixar. While Steve Jobs gets credit for the vision, and John Lasseter gets the credit for the creativity, it was Catmull who directed the technology that made Woody and Nemo possible.
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