Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2020)—Director Sam Mendes’ World War I drama, 1917, brought home trophies for Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson as they won best sound editing at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9. The mid-’60s David and Goliath race car competition, Ford v Ferrari, from director James Mangold, led to Donald Sylvester receiving the Oscar for best sound editing.
On the night, the most hotly tipped films failed to live up to expectations. Todd Phillips’ Joker, leading the pack with 11 nominations, together with 1917, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, with 10 nominations apiece, all left largely empty-handed.
In a final-reel twist, Bong Joon-ho’s capitalism commentary Parasite grabbed the night’s last and biggest prize, the best picture statuette, having already picked up best international feature, as expected, as well as best director and best original screenplay.
The best sound Oscars are as follows:
Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester
1917 – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson