The film academy honors unsung innovators at the annual Scientific and Specialized Awards

&#8220The academy grew to become more and more awards-centric, and associates mostly relegated to an award-voting panel, a mere appendage of the academy,&#8221 Erland mentioned. &#8220However, this group is comprised of significantly of the ideal practitioners in the discipline of cinema. To squander the wonderful prospective of the useful resource is unconscionable. If we are to fulfill the desire that [Douglas] Fairbanks, [Mary] Pickford and the other founders experienced for our art form, we should collectively reassume more obligation for our establishment.&#8221