Sound Oscar Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, including the nomations for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The nominee lists for the two categories were virtually identical, with four films nominated for both awards.
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Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2016)—The nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, including the nominations for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The nominee lists for the two categories were virtually identical, with four films nominated for both awards.

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SOUND EDITING
Sicario
Alan Robert Murray
Murray has been nominated eight times over his career and won the Sound Editing category twice for American Sniper (2014) and Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Matthew Wood and David Acord
This marks the third Academy Award nomination for Wood and first for Acord.

The Martian

Oliver Tarney
This makes for Tarney’s second career nomination.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mark Mangini and David White
This marks Mangini’s fourth nomination and White’s first.

The Revenant

Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
The film marks Hernandez’s second nomination, and the fourth for Bender, who previously won Sound Effects Editing for Braveheart (1995).

SOUND MIXING
The Revenant
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
This is the third nomination for Taylor; eighth nomination for Montaño; first nomination for Duesterdiek; and fifteenth nomination for Randy Thom, who previously won the Sound Editing Oscar for The Incredibles (2004) and Sound Oscar for The Right Stuff (1983).

Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
This is the fifth Academy Award nomination for Jenkins, who previously won the Sound Oscars for The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) and Out Of Africa (1985). Meanwhile this marks the seventh nomination for Gregg Rudloff, who previously won Sound Oscars for The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). Finally, it is the first Academy Award nomination for Ben Osmo.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
Including his nomination this year for Sound Mixing for Bridge Of Spies, this is the twentieth nomination for Andy Nelson, who previously won the Sound Mixing Oscar for Les Misérables (2012) and the Sound Oscar for Saving Private Ryan (1998). In addition, it’s the second nomination for Christopher Scarabosio and third for Stuart Wilson.

Bridge of Spies

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
This is the second nomination for Drew Kunin, and Nelson is also nominated for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is also the eighteenth nomination for Rydstrom, who has won seven times, garnering both Sound and Sound Effects Edition Oscars for Saving Private Ryan (1998), Jurassic Park (1993) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) , and the Sound Oscar for Titanic (1997).

The Martian

Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
This is Massey’s seventh Academy Award nomination, Taylor’s second and the first for Ruth.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
http://www.oscars.org