2009 Oscar Nominations For Sound Editing Mixing

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.
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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.

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