Academy Awards for Sound.
After attending the talk “Sound: the Other Half of Your Video” last week at the Vimeo Fest in New York City, I have been thinking a lot about sound. And more specifically about how important is music, in movies and our lives. It is shocking how little we know about the processes, people and effort to create the sounds that drive our emotions. The guy who created the music for Inception’s trailer was there, and he confirmed that our ignorance regarding sound design is pretty much the same as with directors of photography, the people who actually make the movies look they way they do.
The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. The award is usually received by the Supervising Sound Editors of the film, perhaps accompanied by the Sound Designers.
This is the list of films that have won or been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects (1963–1967, 1975), Sound Effects Editing (1977, 1981–1999), or Sound Editing (1979, 2000–present). Happy Friday.
- 2001: Pearl Harbor – George Watters, Christopher Boyes
- 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Michael Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
- 2003: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Richard King
- Finding Nemo – Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Christopher Boyes and George Watters
- 2004: The Incredibles – Michael Silvers and Randy Thom
- 2005: King Kong – Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
- 2006: Letters from Iwo Jima – Bub Asman and Alan Robert Murray
- 2007: The Bourne Ultimatum – Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg
- 2008: The Dark Knight – Richard King
- 2009: The Hurt Locker – Paul N.J. Ottosson
- 2010: Inception – Richard King