Respawn Entertainment is the first video game company ever to win an Oscar
By Bob Garcia
Colette gets a nod in the Best Documentary Short Film category of the Oscars
For many years, the Oscars have been considered a prestigious ceremony that honors many aspects of filmmaking. However, on this occasion, there was one company that took home an award that drew a lot of attention, especially for the video game community. Respawn Entertainment has now created history by becoming the first video game company to win an Oscar. The award is because of its short film Colette, in association with Oculus Studios, and it was honored for being considered for Best Documentary Short Film during the 93rd edition of the Academy Awards.
Never before in history has this award seen a video game company be nominated for an Oscar, and more importantly, win it. This successful short film was directed by Anthony Giacchino and centers on a 90-year-old French Resistance fighter who travels to Germany for the first time after World War II. “We couldn’t be prouder of Anthony Giacchino and the team’s work to bring Colette’s story to life as part of Medal of Honor, a video game franchise rooted in history and the telling of veterans’ stories to generations for years to come,” said Peter Hirschmann, CCO of Respawn Entertainment.
There is no doubt that this Respawn Entertainment win at the Oscars can be a turning point for many aspects. Perhaps other industry-related companies will begin to take a renewed interest in deep storytelling at various studios and in the coming years and ceremonies, it is possible to see those efforts begin to take off in a big way. It’s no secret that having an Oscar in your trophy case is a great asset to any person or company.