Hollywood, CA (January 23, 2006)–Just six films occupy the 10 nomination slots for the 2006 Academy Awards in the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories, which were announced January 23.
Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, Flags Of Our Fathers and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest are all nominated for both Sound Editing and Mixing. In addition, Letters From Iwo Jima is nominated for Sound Editing and Dreamgirls for Sound Mixing.
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar receive their first Sound Editing nominations for Apocalypto. In the Sound Mixing category, this is the nineteenth Academy Award nomination for Kevin O’Connell, the eleventh for Greg P. Russell and the first for Fernando Camara.
Lon Bender picks up his second nomination for Sound Editing with Blood Diamond. Thirteen-time nominee Andy Nelson, who previously won for Saving Private Ryan, nine-time nominee Anna Behlmer, and Ivan Sharrock, who won for The Last Emperor and receives his fourth nod, mixed the film.
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman are recognized for Sound Editing for Flags Of Our Fathers. This is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Murray, who is also nominated for Sound Editing for Letters From Iwo Jima. This is Asman’s third Sound Editing nomination. John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin receive Sound Mixing nods for Flags Of Our Fathers. Reitz is a four-time nominee who won for The Matrix, as did Campbell, who picks up his sixth Academy Award nomination. Rudloff, who also won for The Matrix, and for Glory, receives his fourth nomination. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Martin.
Christopher Boyes, a 10-time nominee who won for King Kong, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, Pearl Harbor and Titanic, and George Watters II, who has been nominated eight times, winning for Pearl Harbor and The Hunt For Red October, are nominated for Sound Editing for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Boyes also gets the nod for Sound Mixing, along with Paul Massey and Lee Orloff. This is Massey’s fifth nomination and the seventh for Orloff, who won for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
In the final Sound Mixing slot, Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton are recognized for their work on Dreamgirls. This is the tenth Academy Award nomination for Minkler, who won for Chicago and Black Hawk Down. Beemer, receiving his seventh nomination, won for Ray, Gladiator and Speed. This is the seventh Academy Award nomination for Burton, who previously won for Bird.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards presentation will be broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 25, on ABC.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences