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Inventors have their own Oscars: The Sci-Tech Awards

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By SANDY COHEN
AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Engineers and inventors who innovate for the movie business have their own Academy Awards.

The film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards recognize engineering and design achievements that have had a lasting influence on the art of filmmaking, from camera rigs to digital software.

The Sci-Tech Awards have been presented since 1931 and have had their own separate ceremony since 1977. This year's presentation will be hosted by Patrick Stewart on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California.

Not all of the honorees receive Oscar statuettes like those awarded during the main televised ceremony, which is being held on March 4.

Three Oscar statuettes will be presented Saturday among the plaques and certificates. Two of them recognize a program that's been described as "a Photoshop for destruction" and the third is a career achievement honor.

For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason

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