Four Oscar winning cameras of 2017 

Before things got really confusing at the 89th Academy Awards last night, we got an overview of the Oscars given out earlier in the month at the Scientific and Technical Awards. Notably, four cameras earned recognition for helping to usher in the digital age of filmmaking. 

So, which cameras were Oscar winners? And the award goes to...

 1. Arri Alexa 

 was honored 'for the pioneering design and engineering of the Super 35 format Alexa digital camera system.' 

Arri Alexa cameras were used on the nominated and award winning films Arrival, Moonlight, Lion, Hell or High Water, and Manchester by the Sea.

2. RED Epic

RED Digital Cinema received an award for the the RED Epic thanks to its upgradeable full-frame sensors. The RED Epic Dragon was used on the award-nominated films Hacksaw Ridge and Hidden Figures.

3. Sony F65 CineAlta

The Academy recognized Sony for the development of the F65 CineAlta camera with its unique sensor design and 'true' Raw recording capability.

 4. Panavision Genesis

Finally, Panavision and Sony were recognized for the design of the Genesis digital motion picture camera, which allowed for it to become one of the most widely adopted digital cameras for cinematography.