CGI expert who worked on Tron getting honorary Oscar…

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Computer-generated imaging expert Gary Demos will receive a Gordon E. Sawyer honorary Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.

Demos, who produced computer-generated scenes for the sci-fi classic Tron and in 1988 founded computer and visual effects consulting company DemoGraFX, since sold to Dolby, is the 19th recipient of the Sawyer award.

The honor is presented to an individual “whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.”

“He’s been involved in many different scientific disciplines throughout his extended career and has always been looking to the future,” Academy President Sid Ganis said in a statement.