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by Indiewire
December 19, 2006 6:09 AM
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AP: Visual-effects pioneer to receive Oscar

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.