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And the winner is… The 2020 Oscar winners for sound and original score

Find out who won in the sound and original score categories at The Oscars 2020

Sound editor of Ford V Ferrari, Donald Sylvester. Photo from

As was to be expected after bagging a Golden Globe and BAFTA for her composition for Joker, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has done it again at the Oscars, winning the award for Achievement in music written for motion picture (original score). Guðnadóttir also won a GRAMMY for her composition work in the HBO Chernobyl series. The nominees were:

Little Women – Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story – Randy Newman

1917 – Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

As for sound editing, Ford V Ferrari’s sound editor Donald Sylvester came out on top with the Achievement in sound editing award.

The nominees were as follows:

Joker – Alan Robert Murray

1917 – Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Matthew Wood and David Acord

1917 and its sound mixers Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson reigned as number one for the Achievement in sound mixing award. They also won in the Sound category (for both editing and mixing) at this year’s BAFTAs. 

Here are the sound mixing nominees:

Ad Astra – Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

Ford V Ferrari –  Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

Joker – Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulan