Los Angeles, CA (January 22, 2019)—Bohemian Rhapsody won more Oscars than any other film at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24, taking home four, including for both best sound editing and best sound mixing.
In addition to the Queen biopic’s two sound awards, Rami Malek won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury and John Ottman won for best film editing. Queen, fronted by former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert, who has been the band’s vocalist for the past eight years, kicked off the Oscar telecast with a live performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
The best sound Oscar winners are:
John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Hartstone, supervising dialogue/ADR editor on Bohemian Rhapsody, said in a statement, “The film is ultimately about the music, and we faced many challenges in sound editorial. In addition to building all the concert crowds, we had to create our main character, Freddie, using three different voices—Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek and Marc Martel (Mercury sound-alike). Most of the singing in the film was actually Freddie, with a few areas of additional singing performed by Martel. It required careful editing on our part to put those voices together and then make them come out of Rami’s mouth in a seamless way. Pro Tools | Ultimate was critical in helping us to achieve this.”
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