Hollywood, CA (January 25, 2005)–Three films–The Incredibles, The Polar Express and Spider-Man 2–have been nominated in both the Sound Mixing and Sound Editing categories of this year’s Academy Awards, announced this morning in Hollywood. The Sound Mixing category is rounded out by The Aviator and Ray.
Randy Thom becomes a 12-time nominee this year with nods for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for both The Incredibles and The Polar Express. Thom won for Best Sound in 1983 for The Right Stuff.
First-time nominee Gary A. Rizzo and 3-time nominee Doc Kane join Thom for Sound Mixing for The Incredibles, while 3-time nominee Michael Silvers joins him in the Sound Editing group. This is the seventh Academy Award nomination for Tom Johnson, a winner for Titanic (1997) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the fourth nomination for Dennis Sands, and the seventh Oscar nod for William B. Kaplan, who were also on the Sound Mixing team for The Polar Express.
The remaining Sound Mixing nominations include 4-time nominee Tom Fleischman and Petur Hliddal, picking up his second nomination, for The Aviator. For Ray, Scott Millan, a 6-time nominee and a winner for Gladiator (2000) and Apollo 13 (1995), Bob Beemer, also a 6-time nominee and a winner for Gladiator and Speed (1994), are joined by first-timers Greg Orloff and Steve Cantamessa.
Perennial Sound Mixing nominee Kevin O’Connell racks up his 17th for Spider-Man 2, along with Greg P. Russell, who has now been nominated nine times, and Jeffrey J. Haboush and Joseph Geisinger, enjoying their first Oscar nods. Paul N.J. Ottosson is recognized in the Sound Editing category for the film. This is Ottosson’s first Academy Award nomination.
The 77th Annual Academy Awards presentation will be broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 27, on ABC.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences