Holding with tradition, ACM SIGGRAPH presented various awards prior to the Keynote session at the annual trade show.
Receiving the awards were:? Significant New Researcher Award, Niloy Mitra; ?Computer Graphics Achievement Award, Holly Rushmeier?; Steven Anson Coons Award, Turner Whitted?; Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art, Manfred Mohr?; Outstanding Service Award, Mary Whitton
Award citations can be read here