By Indiewire | Indiewire December 19, 2006 at 6:09AM
Visual-effects pioneer Ray Feeney will receive an Oscar for his contributions to film. The Gordon E. Sawyer Award, which honors technological advances that benefit the movie industry, was established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1981. Feeney will receive the Oscar at the Scientific and Technical Awards dinner Feb. 10 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. He is the 20th recipient of the prize. AP reports.