Kit West (1936 – 16 April 2016) was a British special effects artist. He was known for his work in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. In his career, West has been nominated three times but won an Academy Awards for his work in special affects. He was born in London.
Awards[change | change source]
- 1983-Return of the Jedi-for Best Special Effects-Won, shared with Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren and Ken Ralston.
- 1981 Academy Awards-Raiders of the Lost Ark, award shared with Richard Edlund, Joe Johnston and Bruce Nicholson. Won the Oscar.
- 1985 Academy Awards-Young Sherlock Holmes, nomination shared with David W. Allen, John Ellis and Dennis Muren. Lost to Cocoon.
- 1996 Academy Awards-Dragonheart, nomination shared with Scott Squires, James Straus and Phil Tippett. Lost to Independence Day.
Death[change | change source]
West died on 17 April 2016 in London, aged 79.
References[change | change source]
- "BAFTA Awards". Awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
- "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- "The 58th Academy Awards (1986) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- "Kit West". Kit-west-spfx.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21.