Eau Claire native wins Oscar for technical work - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Eau Claire native wins Oscar for technical work

Posted: Updated:

EAU CLAIRE (AP) -- An Eau Claire native will be in the crowd at the Academy Awards, having already won one this year.

The Leader-Telegram reports Peter Anderson was honored February 15 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards.   He was given the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for "technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry."

The 71-year-old is considered an innovator in cinematography and visual effects, including on films like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Tron" and the 1998 "Godzilla."

He says the Oscar is special because almost everyone who has won the Sawyer Award has been a friend or influenced his career positively.

Anderson graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1960 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.