Locals Tied to Oscar Nominations

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Sunday, Feb 24, 2013  |  Updated 2:07 PM CDT
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The 2013 Academy Awards offer an evening to honor celebrities from all over for their filmmaking achievements, even suburban Illinois.

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The 2013 Academy Awards offer an evening to honor celebrities from all over for their filmmaking achievements, even suburban Illinois.

From the animations of “Snow White and the Huntsman” to the sounds and scores of “Lincoln” to visual effects on "The Avengers," locals are honored for their creations by one of the nation’s largest award ceremonies.
 
Glenbard North High School alum Andy Arnett worked with a team of animators being honored by their Academy Award nomination for best visual effects in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the Daily Herald reported. The movie is competing with films like “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” and “The Avengers.”
 
But Arnett isn’t alone in his suburban Illinois fame for the best visual effects category.
 
Brothers Colin and Greg Strause of Waukegan reportedly worked as visual effects supervisors on “The Avengers.”
 
Gary Rydstrom of Elmhurst was part of a team nominated for best sound mixing on the film “Lincoln,” directed by Academy Award veteran Steven Spielberg, the Daily Herald reported.
 
“Lincoln” was nominated for 12 Oscars, including one for the score, which featured members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
 
Though the local nominees worked on the Oscar-worthy content, their names won’t be called out individually as they worked as part of a larger team.

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