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2018 Oscar Sound Nominations Announced

The Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories are twins this year, each featuring the same films.

Beverly Hills, CA (January 23, 2018)—The Shape of Water is the film to beat after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the Oscar competition for its 90th annual awards, picking up 13 nominations, including for sound mixing and sound editing.

Director Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film leads a pack of nine best picture contenders—the Academy allows up to 10 in the category—that also includes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with nine nominations, and Dunkirk, with seven. There are just five films in the sound categories, with an identical list of nominations for both mixing and editing.

The Academy Awards presentation, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time, will air live on ABC on March 4 at a slightly earlier time than previously, 8:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific.

The sound nominations are:


Baby Driver – Julian Slater

Blade Runner 2049 – Mark Mangini and Theo Green

Dunkirk – Richard King and Alex Gibson

The Shape of Water – Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce


Baby Driver – Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis

Blade Runner 2049 – Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth

Dunkirk – Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo

The Shape of Water – Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

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