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Gordon Jennings

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Gordon Jennings
Henry Gordon Jennings

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
DiedJanuary 11, 1953 (aged 56–57)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationSpecial effects artist
Years active1919–1953

Gordon Jennings, A.S.C. (1896 – January 11, 1953) was an American special effects artist. He received seven Academy Awards (mainly for Best Special Effects) and was nominated for eight more in the same category. After starting 1919 in Hollywood as camera assistant he worked from 1932 until 1953 on the visual and special effects of more than 180 films. His older brother was cinematographer Devereaux Jennings (1884-1952), who filmed, for instance, Buster Keaton's monumental The General in 1926.

Awards and nominations

Screenshot from The War of the Worlds

Jennings received seven Academy Awards (mainly for "Best Special Effects") and was nominated for eight more. In 1942, he beat himself winning the Academy Award for his work in 1941 on I Wanted Wings with Farciot Edouart against his second nomination for Aloma of the South Seas with Louis Mesenkop. In 1952, he was decorated twice for When Worlds Collide and with an "Award for Technical Achievement". His last receipt of an Academy Award was posthumous, when The War of the Worlds was decorated during the 1954 ceremony.

Won or decorated




  1. ^ a b c d "Database of the Academy Awards". Retrieved January 31, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "The 13th Academy Awards (1941) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 23, 2013.

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