Dany writes: In case you haven’t seen this yet. The Academy is considering Massive for a Scientific Achievement Award:

14 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 76th Academy Awards(R)

Beverly Hills, CA – Fourteen scientific and technical achievements have been selected for review by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee for 76th Academy Awards consideration, Committee Chair Richard Edlund announced today.

“Publicizing the selections under consideration gives people or companies with a similar technology the opportunity to submit that technology for review by the Sci-Tech Committee. These additional entries are often also considered,” said Edlund.

The deadline for additional entries to be submitted to the Academy is 5 p.m., Thursday, September 25.

The methods or devices selected by the committee and the individuals or companies submitting them are:

Ultimate Director’s Finder (UDF); Kish Optics
Kinoton FP 30/38 EC High Speed Studio Projector; Kinoton America
Kodak Process-Surviving Film Antistatic Technology; Eastman Kodak Company
Influential Work in High Dynamic Range Imaging and Image-Based-Lighting; ICT Graphics Lab
Digidesign Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation; Digidesign
“Massive” Animation System; Massive Ltd.
Subsurface Scattering Rendering System (SCAT); Industrial Light & Magic
ESC Entertainment Lighting Reconstruction Toolkit; ESC Entertainment
Truematch Compact Fluorescent Lamp Series, KF29, KF32 & KF55; Kino Flo, Inc.
Cablecam’s Multi-Axis Systems; Cablecam International
Series of Four Separate but Integrated Macro/Micro 8/70 & 15/70 3-D Camera Heads; Image Quest 3-D Ltd.
Hot Gears Remote Systems; Salamati Productions, Inc.
Digital Hybrid Wireless Microphones; Lectrosonics, Inc.
Silicone Appliances (Special Makeup); Greg Cannom

A demonstration of selected achievements will be conducted on Tuesday, October 21, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Awards Administration Director Richard Miller said the committee will meet on December 3 to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, who will make the final decisions. The Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, February 14, 2004.