Dolby, Technicolor, Deluxe Celebrate Oscar Wins

Dolby Labs, Technicolor and Deluxe Entertainment Services are all celebrating their contributions to those films that took home Oscars following the 92nd Academy Awards Feb. 9.

Dolby technologies were used in 11 Oscar-winning films this year, and since “Star Wars” in 1978, movies using Dolby sound technology have brought home 68 Oscars total. On Sunday night, “Parasite” (four Oscars, including Best Picture), “1917” (three Oscars, including Sound Mixing), “Ford v Ferrari” (two Oscars, including Sound Editing), and “Toy Story 4” (Animated Feature Film) were among the highlights.

“Dolby is proud to partner with filmmakers, artists, and creatives who have utilized Dolby Vision imaging — providing incredible brightness, contrast, and color — and the immersive, flowing audio of Dolby Atmos to bring their characters and stories to the next level,” Dolby said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Technicolor’s MPC Film division enjoyed an Oscar for Visual Effects on “1917,” with production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron accepting the award on behalf of MPC Film’s team of artists, production crew and software engineers in Montreal, London, Los Angeles and Bangalore. MPC Film — working with “1917” director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins — saw approximately 600 artists contribute to the film.

“I am delighted and honored to accept the Oscar for Visual Effects, on behalf of all of the talented artists at MPC Film,” Rocheron said. “This is a tribute to the artistry and passion of the entire team.”

And for “Ford v Ferrari,” EFILM — a division of Deluxe — celebrated its contribution to that film’s Film Editing Oscar, with the film colored by EFILM’s Skip Kimball. “Director James Mangold and cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, worked closely with Kimball to achieve the feature’s distinct nostalgic and vivid aesthetic,” Deluxe said.