World of Warcraft Guild Leader Wins Oscar

Last night was the Academy Awards. Actors, directors, writers and producers were honored for their work in films — as was a World of Warcraft player.

By day, Steve Preeg is a big time Hollywood visual effects artist, working on films like Lord of the Rings and I, Robot. By night, Steve Preeg is also a visual effects artist. (We've heard those guys pull long days!) But somewhere sandwiched in-between, Preeg is a guild leader in MMO World of Warcraft. Preeg plays a Combat Rogue with 450 Enchanting and Inscription.

His latest loot? An Oscar for his team's work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Wonder what that's worth in WoW gold...

Guild leader wins Oscar [WoW Insider via Mulitplayer] [Pic]