"Eagle Eye" continues to dominate the box office, earning $33.5 million so far. While the hi-tech thriller starring Shia LaBeouf failed to thrill most critics (it scored only 43 on Meta Critic) its filmmakers toiling behind the lens could still score in the awards derby.
Senior visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel is a three-time Oscar winner for the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and was a two-time winner of awards from the Visual Effects Society for the second and third installments. And visual effects supervisor Jim Berney has one Oscar nod ("The Chronicles of Narnia," 2005) as well as a VES nod for that film and last year's "I Am Legend. "
Supervising sound editor Per Hallberg is a two-time Oscar winner for "Braveheart" (1995) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007). Sharing that last win with him was Karen Baker, his co-supervising sound editor on "Eagle Eye. "
Sound rerecording for "Eagle Eye" was supervised by Michael Minkler who won the most recent three of his 10 Oscar noms — "Dreamgirls" (2006), "Chicago" (2002), and "Black Hawk Down" (2001). Minkler was also feted by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) with a lifetime achievement award in 2006. Co-supervising were Kirk Francis, Oscar winner for "The Bourne Ultimatum" and five-time Oscar nominee Art Rochester.
Production designer Tom Sanders is a two-time art direction Oscar nominee: for "Dracula" in 1992 when he lost to "Howard's End" and for "Saving Private Ryan" in 1998 when "Shakespeare in Love" won. And cinematographer Dariusz Wolski picked up an ASC guild nod back in 1995 for "Crimson Tide" (he lost to "Braveheart"). Since then, he has lensed the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy and worked with Tim Burton on "Sweeney Todd" and the upcoming "Alice in Wonderland. "