WINNER: VISUAL EFFECTS- BLADE RUNNER 2049, John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
JOHN NELSON: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you so much Academy members of the Academy for this great honor. Thank you, Denis Villeneuve, whose, you know, guts are seen in every frame of this film, especially the visual effects. Thank you Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Roger Deakins, Joe Walker, Dennis Gassner, Bill Carraro, Karen Murphy, Richard Clegg, Habib Zargarpour, up there in the rafters, Deak Ferrand, Victor Muller, Cynthia Yorkin, DNEG, Framestore, MPC, BUF, Rodeo, UPP, Atomic, Weta, Alcon, Warner Bros., Sony, Sean Young, Deb and Miles.
PAUL LAMBERT: I’m up here, this is so surreal. I share this with my incredible team led by Michelle back at Double Negative, my family, especially for putting up with the crazy hours of the last 22 years. Hopefully, my boys Boston(?) and Jackson are watching right now. And to all the people who’ve had such a big influence on me and my career. Thank you.
RICHARD R. HOOVER: To all my friends in Montreal, merci beaucoup, this is for you.
GERD NEFZER: Danke schon, Germany. Thank you. Great.