Lens maker Cooke Optics to receive technical Oscar

January 4, 2013
In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre as preparations continue for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The motion picture academy says it's extending the deadline for members to vote for the Academy Awards to Jan. 4, 2013, following criticism of its new electronic voting system. The 85th annual Academy Awards are scheduled for Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

(AP)—The first Oscar recipients of the new year were announced Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lens makers Cooke Optics Limited will receive an Award of Merit Oscar at the academy's Scientific and Technical Awards banquet Feb. 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The academy says Cooke Optics is receiving the award "for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century."

The academy announced nine recipients of awards honoring various other technical movie-making achievements. Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentations will be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24.

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