Friday, February 17, 2017

Quadro Again Powers Every Film Up for Best VFX Oscar

The Academy Award for best visual effects has been a mainstay of the Oscars since 1977. But that was just the first time the award was formally called that. “Wings” earned the earliest official recognition for “engineering effects” 50 years earlier. Fast forward nearly a century and you’ll discover that NVIDIA Quadro GPUs have been behind every single movie nominated by the Best Visual Effects award for nine years running. Those up for the award at this year’s Academy Awards, on Feb. 28, include “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “The Jungle Book,” which recently received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Special Visual Effects.