To Florian Kainz for the design and engineering of OpenEXR, a software package implementing 16-bit, floating-point, high dynamic range image files.
To Peter Litwinowicz and Pierre Jasmin for the design and development of the RE: Vision Effects family of software tools for optical flow-based image manipulation.
Congrats Florian, Pete, Pierre, and the rest of the winners!
A few little-known facts about the Nerd Oscars:
- You don't get nominated. You apply! But you can win without applying, because if your application is investigated, so will be any similar technologies.
- The Academy announces which technologies it is investigating, so that if you have a similar one you can submit it for consideration.
- As you can see, the awards are announced well in advance of Oscar night.
- The awards are handed out in a seperate ceremony that is briefly referenced in the Oscar broadcast, usually when you are in the kitchen getting snacks.