LOS ANGELES — Pixomondo’s (www.pixomondo.com) visual effects supervisor Ben Grossmann and digital effects supervisor Alex Henning – along with Hugo’s VFX supervisor Rob Legato and special effects supervisor Joss Williams – earned the Best Visual Effects Oscar for their work on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, Hugo.
The win marks Pixomondo’s first-ever Academy Award and caps a successful awards season for the film, which includes VFX recognition from the BAFTA Awards, the VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards and the International Press Academy Satellite Awards.
“Hugo was truly a passion project for everyone involved,” says Pixomondo CEO and founder Thilo Kuther. “The dedication shown by Ben, Alex and the whole Pixomondo team in bringing this film to life is remarkable and they more than deserve every ounce of acknowledgement for all their hard work. We are grateful to have been a part of such an amazing film and congratulate Ben and Alex on a job well done.”
Independently produced by GK Films and distributed in the US by Paramount Pictures, Hugo features over 800 stereo 3D VFX shots created by more than 400 artists at ten of Pixomondo’s eleven facilities across Germany, the US, Canada, China and the UK.