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A Geek's Guide To The 2014 Oscars

IT types have always liked certain types of movies: Fantasies, space films, and any flicks that prominently feature technology are always high on the to-see list. The upcoming Academy Awards offer techies no shortage of opportunities to root for the kinds of films they love, as well as the technologies that make them possible. With that in mind, we've gone through the Oscar lineup to identify what are likely to be some of the most geek-friendly moments of this year's awards ceremony.
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Blink during the Academy Awards telecast, and you may miss the quick summary of the Academy's Technical Achievement Awards given out two weeks before the main event. Several of this year's recipients are worth bringing to the attention of techie cinema-lovers, starting with Olivier Maury, Ian Sachs and Dan Piponi, who were recognized for creating Industrial Light & Magic's Plume system for rendering fire, smoke and explosions as special effects.

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