Avatar: The Way of Water received an Oscar for Best Visual Effects at Sunday’s ninety fifth Academy Awards. One of the recipients of the award, Eric Saindon, appeared on stage to rejoice after which was rushed to the hospital for surgical procedure for a ruptured small gut.
IndieWire (by way of NBC News Center Maine) brings us the story. The web site stories that Saindon, a senior visible results supervision at Weta FX, was experiencing intense ache throughout the day and was checked into the hospital round midday on Sunday. He nonetheless attended the awards present with the assistance of some painkillers from his medical doctors. Things acquired worse after Saindon got here as much as stage to just accept the award.
After showing for press interviews, he left the Academy Awards, and went to the hospital the place medical doctors found Saindon had a ruptured small gut. He went into surgical procedure and is now recovering.
Saindon, who additionally labored on the unique Avatar, was the on-set VFX supervisor for The Way of Water earlier than attending to promoted to senior VFX supervisor. Saindon earned Academy Award nominations for The Hobbit, however he did not win till now, for The Way of Water.
Everything Everywhere All At Once received Best Picture on the ninety fifth Academy Awards. The Way of Water was nominated for 4 Academy Award and received one for visible results.
Avatar 3 is developing subsequent in December 2024, and will probably be adopted by deliberate sequels Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 additional into the long run.