by Clive Young.
New York (February 28, 2011)—Inception took home both the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Oscars at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The popular mind-twisting film landed Richard King his second Oscar win for Sound Editing; he had won for 2003’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, and had also been nominated for 2008’s The Dark Knight, and War of the Worlds (2005).
Inception also brought home the statue for Sound Mixing, awarded to the team of Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick. All three mixers won for the first time, having previously all been nominated for The Dark Knight (2008); additionally Rizzo was previously nominated for The Incredibles (2004) and Novick had been nominated for Spider-Man (2002).
The Music Original Score award went to Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross for their work on The Social Network (their first nomination), while the Music Original Song award went to Randy Newman for “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, his second win out of 20 nominations.