And the Academy Award for Biggest Nerd Goes To…


Since we’re still completely overwhelmed with award show mania (they’re currently holding klieg light rehearsal on Hollywood Boulevard), we thought we’d point you towards another unexplored avenue of Oscar Night, the Scientific and Technical Awards, which were, of course, presented at an earlier ceremony (two weeks earlier).

Included in the winners are the people who found a way to make computer-generated cloth that appears real on camera, the Precision Stunt Airbag that can cushion a 200-foot jump, and the Skycam, the first remote controlled, cable supported flying camera system.

We were originally going to talk about the movies nominated for best visual effects but we’re so angry about a certain omission that we’re going to pretend that category doesn’t exist. Go Dave Elsey and Nikki Gooley.