Hollywood, CA (January 22, 2009)–Nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Just six films dominate the sound editing and mixing categories in this year’s Oscar race, four of which appeared in both categories.
Best Sound Editing
• The Dark Knight – Richard King
• Iron Man – Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
• Slumdog Millionaire – Tom Sayers
• WALL-E – Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
• Wanted – Wylie Stateman
Best Sound Mixing
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten
• The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
• Slumdog Millionaire – Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty
• WALL-E – Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt
• Wanted – Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt
The Sound Editing field is filled with previous nominees and winners this year–Boyes (11 nominations, 4 wins); Burtt (11 nominations, 3 wins and a Special Achievement Award); Stateman (4 nominations); King (3 nominations, 1 win); and Wood (2 nominations). This is the first Academy Award nomination for Eulner and Sayers.
In the Sound Mixing arena, too, a number of nominees have been nominated or have won in the past: Burtt (11 nominations, 3 wins and a Special Achievement Award); Semanick (7 nominations, 2 wins); Parker (5 nominations, 2 wins); Frank A. Montaño (5 nominations); Chris Jenkins (4 nominations, 2 wins); Ren Klyce (2 nominations); Gary Rizzo (2 nominations); and Ed Novick (2 nominations) This is the first Academy Award nomination for Weingarten, Hirschberg, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty, Tom Myers, Petr Forejt.
The awards ceremony will take place February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences