Gordon E. Sawyer Award

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The Gordon E. Sawyer Award is an Honorary Award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to "an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry." The award is named in honour of Gordon E. Sawyer, the former Sound Director at Samuel Goldwyn Studio and three-time Academy Award winner who claimed that a listing of past Academy Awards, arranged both chronologically and by category, represents a history of the development of motion pictures. It was first presented at the 54th Academy Awards, in April 1982, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award is voted upon and given by the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy.

Recipients of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award[edit]


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  2. ^ David Heuring (2014-02-25). "Peter Anderson Accepts Gordon E. Sawyer Award from AMPAS". ASCMag.com. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  3. ^ "SciTech Awards Fete Sound and Digital Cinema Pioneers". Hollywood Reporter. 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2015-02-09. 

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