Oscar Nomination for Catz Alum

Oscar Nomination for Catz Alum

Catz alumnus Tim Webber (1984, Physics) has received an Oscar nomination for his work on the film Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Tim was the Visual Effects Supervisor on the film, which has been nominated for 10 Oscars in total, including one in Visual Effects.

Furthermore, Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas with a total of 11 nominations including Best Film, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, and of course Special Visual Effects.

The film has been widely praised for its visual effects, which were created in London by Tim and his talented team at British visual effects company Framestore. Tim joined Framestore in 1988 and has worked on a wide range of films including the Emmy-winning Gulliver’s Travels (1996) and Children of Men (2006). You can read more about the groundbreaking techniques used to create the images in Gravity here.

The EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony will take place at London's Royal Opera House on 16 February 2014, hosted by Stephen Fry, where the winners will be announced. The ceremony will also be broadcast on BBC One. The Oscars will be broadcast live on 2 March 2014, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, and will air in the UK on the channel Sky Movies Oscars which launched on 17 February 2014.