The first Oscar award recipients of 2013 were announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lens maker Cooke Optics Limited will receive an Award of Merit Oscar at the academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards banquet on 9 February at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California (US).
The academy says Cooke Optics is receiving the award “for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century.”
The academy announced nine recipients of awards honouring various other technical movie-making achievements. Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentations will be included in the Academy Awards television broadcast on 24 February.