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Milk’s Sara Bennett Second Woman Ever to Win VFX Oscar

Independent visual effects studio co-founder wins an Academy Award for Alex Garland’s ‘Ex-Machina’ alongside Double Negative VFX team members Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington.

LONDON -  Independent VFX studio Milk Visual Effects’ Co-Founder Sara Bennett has won an Academy Award for Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, alongside the VFX team from Double Negative, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington. The four received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony held last night at the Dolby Theatre Hollywood, Los Angeles. Sara is the second female ever to win an Oscar in the Best VFX category.

Bennett, VFX Supervisor and Co-Founder of Milk Visual Effects remarked, “I am beyond excited! We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The Academy for our work on Ex-Machina. It was a privilege to work with Alex Garland, to bring his incredible vision to life, alongside Andrew Whitehurst and the Dneg team. I would love to see more women in prominent creative roles in our Industry, I was a little shocked to find out I was the third ever female VFX Oscar nominee.”

Sara Bennett and the Double Negative team were also nominated for a 2016 BAFTA Film Award for their work on Ex-Machina

Source: Milk Visual Effects