Kiwi film-maker Sir Peter Jackson and digital workshop Weta have been honoured at the Producers Guild Awards.
Sir Peter, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital received the Vanguard Award, which recognises achievements in new media and technology and was presented in Los Angeles.
Previous recipients of the award include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and game designer Will Wright, as well as RealD's Michael V. Lewis and Joshua Greer.
For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honour has gone on to win the Academy Awards' best-picture prize.
On Sunday night, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity tied for the guild's highest honour.
The rare split keeps the Oscar race wide open in one of the tightest three-way battles in years, with American Hustle shut out by the producers but very much alive following a week of big showings.