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Gordon Jennings

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Gordon Jennings
Born Henry Gordon Jennings
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died January 11 1953 (aged 56–57)
Hollywood, California, United States
Occupation Special effects artist
Years active 1919-1953

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.

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Awards and nominations

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 and being nominated a second time for "Best Special Effects" for Aloma of the South Seas. He elaborated both teaming up with Farciot Edouart and 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 for movies released in 1953 and thus after his death.

Won or decorated


Filmography (selection)


  1. ^ a b c d "Database of the Academy Awards". Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  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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