Hollywood, CA (February 28, 2005)--At the 77th Annual Academy Awards show, broadcast on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 27, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek presented the Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Winning the Oscar for Sound Mixing for Ray were Scott Millan, a six-time nominee and a winner for Gladiator (2000) and Apollo 13 (1995), Bob Beemer, also a six-time nominee and a winner for Gladiator and Speed (1994), plus first-timers Greg Orloff and Steve Cantamessa.

Twelve-time nominee Randy Thom stood a good chance of winning something this year, with nominations for both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing on two films, and with three-time nominee Michael Silvers, won the Oscar for Sound Editing for The Incredibles. Thom, who won for Best Sound in 1983 for The Right Stuff, was also nominated for his work on The Polar Express.

The Ascent Media Creative Sound Services group applauded the win by Todd-AO re-recording mixer Scott Millan. "Scott is a gentleman, a talented artist and a consummate professional," said Lon Bender, president, Ascent Media Creative Sound Services, which includes Todd-AO. "We are also thrilled for director Taylor Hackford on the well-deserved recognition Ray has received from the Academy, as well as numerous other organizations, and we are grateful to have been entrusted with the opportunity to work on this project."

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