New York, NY (March 3, 2013)—Critical and commercial favorite Gravity
swept the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories last night at the Academy Awards, marking two of the seven Oscars the science fiction epic took home.
The Sound Editing award was won by Glenn Freemantle, marking his second Academy Award nomination, having been previously nominated for Slumdog Millionaire
in 2008. Meanwhile, the Sound Mixing award was won by Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro. Gravity
was the sixth nomination for Lievsay, who had previously been nominated for Inside Llewyn Davis
(also in the running this year) as well as having earned two nominations for True Grit
(2010) and two for No Country For Old Men
(2007). Niv Adiri and Christopher Benstead were nominated for the first time with Gravity
this year, while Chris Munro was on his fourth nomination, having been nominated for Captain Phillips
(also in the running this year), The Mummy (
1999) and Black Hawk Down
(2001), which he won that year.
In other sound-related categories, “Let It Go” from Frozen
took Best Original Song (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez), while Best Original Score went to Gravity
(Steven Price). Best picture went to 12 Years A Slave