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The Foundry Technology Helps Power 89th Academy Award Nominees

Creative software developer’s VFX tools have been utilized in every film nominated for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards. 

LONDON -- Applauding its customers and partners nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, creative software developer The Foundry has announced that its visual effects tools are behind numerous Oscar nominated films including La La Land, Arrival and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  

The Foundry also revealed that every single film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Award at the 89th Academy Awards was made using its VFX software tools, making this the sixth consecutive year that The Foundry has achieved such a noteworthy feat. Notable winners from previous years that have used The Foundry’s software have included Oscar winners Ex Machina, Interstellar, Gravity and Life of Pi.

This year’s VFX shortlist, which includes Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, have each used The Foundry’s tools to create award-worthy visual effects. The Foundry’s NUKE, KATANA, MARI and MODO are just a few of the tools used to bring these highly acclaimed films to life through the creation of everything from spaceships to dancing wild animals. These films shine a light on the incredible talent of the people working in the visual effects industry today.

Tools owned by The Foundry have been previously recognized by The Academy in the form of multiple Scientific Technical Awards. Its tools KATANA, NUKE and MARI - the tools behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s infamous Death Star -- have all been recognized by the Academy in previous years. The Foundry’s Sci-Tech award-winning motion estimation technology FURNACE, which is fully integrated into NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO, has also received Academy recognition.

“Recognition at The Academy Awards is the pinnacle for visual effects studios, and we’re proud to count such amazing organizations amongst our customers who are behind the nominated films,” said Alex Mahon, CEO at The Foundry. “We continue to be inspired by the incredible artistry and technical prowess used to create some of the most incredible film visuals of all time. The Foundry is committed to continually advancing its software so that the visual effects industry can bring even more spectacular stories to life.”

Source: The Foundry