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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2006 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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2002 Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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1998 Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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1994 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Jurassic Park (1993)
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1992 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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1990 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
The Abyss (1989)
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1989 Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Willow (1988)
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1988 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Innerspace (1987)
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1986 Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
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1985 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
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1984 Won
Special Achievement Award
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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For visual effects (statuette).
1983 Won
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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1982 Won
Technical Achievement Award
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For the development of a Motion Picture Figure Mover for animation photography.
Nominated
Oscar
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Dragonslayer (1981)
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1981 Won
Special Achievement Award
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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For visual effects (statuette).

Primetime Emmy Awards

1985 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Special Visual Effects
The Ewok Adventure (1984)
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BAFTA Awards

2002 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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2000 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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1994 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Special Effects
Jurassic Park (1993)
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1992 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Special Visual Effects
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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1985 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Special Visual Effects
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
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1984 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Special Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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1983 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Special Visual Effects
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2012 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Super 8 (2011)
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2006 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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2004 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Hulk (2003)
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2002 Won
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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2000 Won
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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1998 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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1994 Won
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Jurassic Park (1993)
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1988 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Innerspace (1987)
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1984 Won
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
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1983 Won
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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1982 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Special Effects
Dragonslayer (1981)
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AFI Awards, USA

2002 Nominated
AFI Award
Digital Effects Artist of the Year
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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DVD Exclusive Awards

2001 Nominated
Video Premiere Award
Best Audio Commentary
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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(Fox).

Gold Derby Awards

2012 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Visual Effects
Super 8 (2011)
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2006 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Visual Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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Guinness World Record Award

2006 Won
Guinness World Record
most Oscar nominations for visual effects

Muren holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for visual effects. He has been nominated on ... More

Muren holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for visual effects. He has been nominated on 13 occasions, the first being in 1982 for Dragonslayer (USA, 1981) and the most recent being in 2006 for War of the Worlds (USA, 2005).

1994 Won
Guinness World Record
Most Oscars won for visual effects
The Abyss (1989)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Innerspace (1987)

Dennis Muren (USA) won the Academy Award for Visual Effects a total of six times between 1983 and ... More

Dennis Muren (USA) won the Academy Award for Visual Effects a total of six times between 1983 and 1994. He has also received two Special Achievement Awards, in 1981 for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (USA, 1980) and in 1984 for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (USA, 1983). He also received the Technical Achievement Award in 1982 "For the development of a Motion Picture Figure Mover for animation photography". In addition, Muren holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for visual effects. He has been nominated on 13 occasions, the first being in 1982 for Dragonslayer (USA, 1981) and the most recent being in 2006 for War of the Worlds (USA, 2005).


Hollywood Film Awards

2005 Won
Hollywood Film Award
Visual Effects of the Year
War of the Worlds (2005)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Online Film & Television Association

2007 Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes
Visual Effects
2006 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Visual Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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2002 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Visual Effects
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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2000 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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1998 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Visual Effects
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2002 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Visual Effects
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
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Satellite Awards

2011 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Visual Effects
Super 8 (2011)
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2007 Won
Nicola Tesla Award
2005 Nominated
Satellite Award
Outstanding Visual Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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2000 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Visual Effects
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2011 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Visual Effects
Super 8 (2011)
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2005 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Cinematography or Visual/Special Effects
War of the Worlds (2005)
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Visual Effects Society Awards

2010 Won
VES Fellow
2007 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
Won
Lifetime Membership
2006 Won
VES Award
Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
War of the Worlds (2005)
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For the "fleeing the neighborhood".
2004 Nominated
VES Award
Best Single Visual Effect of the Year in Any Medium
Hulk (2003)
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Walk of Fame

1999 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 3 June 1999. At 6764 Hollywood Blvd.

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