London, UK (February 12, 2008)--With the Grammy Award telecast hogging the limelight on Sunday, February 11, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' BAFTA Awards almost went unnoticed. In the Best Sound category, artists from Ascent Media Group facilities won for their work on The Bourne Ultimatum.
Winners at the awards ceremony, which was held at London's Royal Opera House, included re-recording mixers Scott Millan and David Parker from Todd-AO, and supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers from Soundelux. They shared the award with production mixer Kirk Francis.
"On behalf of Ascent Media Group, I extend heartfelt congratulations to Scott, David, Per and Karen on this exceptional honor," said Robert C. Rosenthal, COO of Ascent Media's Creative Sound Services Group. "It is a privilege to be associated with artists of such great talent and we wish them continued success."
Millan and Parker are currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing for The Bourne Ultimatum, a nomination also shared by Francis. Hallberg and Baker Landers are nominated for the same film in the category Best Achievement in Sound Editing.
Hallberg, Baker Landers and Millan previously won a BAFTA Award in 2005 for Ray. Hallberg and Millan also won in 1996 for Braveheart.
Now in its 61st year, the British Academy Film Awards recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in feature and short films produced worldwide and released in UK cinemas.
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