Ken Ralston is to receive the Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his ground-breaking work across the decades.
Five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual VES Awards on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Ralston earned a Special Achievement Oscar for the visual effects in Return of the Jedi, as well as best visual effects Oscars for his influential work as VFX supervisor on Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon.
“Ken Ralston is an amazing force and a defining voice of the visual effects community,” VES board chair Mike Chambers said Thursday in a statement. “His creativity, leadership and ability to use technologies to enhance the art of storytelling have brought us some of the most memorable films of all time. His pioneering work has truly raised the bar and helped redefine entertainment and our industry.”
Team Jedi News wish to send their hearty congratulations to Ken.