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Eau Claire native Peter Anderson wins Academy Award

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane speaks on stage at the start of the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mari
Oscars host Seth MacFarlane speaks on stage at the start of the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mari

EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - The Academy Awards will air tonight, but a Eau Claire native has already won an Oscar.

71-year-old Peter Anderson received the Gordon E. Sawyer award for his technological contributions in visual effects and cinematography.

Anderson played a role in some ground-breaking effects in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies… including “Tron”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Godzilla”.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service).

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