Best Sound Mixing — 2018 Oscars Picks

Earlier today, we talked about the sound editing category and what editors do. A mixer’s job is to make sure all of the different sounds come together smoothly and sound balanced. Action films usually do well here and will frequently succeed in both categories, but music-heavy movies like Whiplash (2014), Ray (2006), and Chicago (2002) are also common winners.

This year, the two front-runners are Baby Driver and Dunkirk. Baby Driver is cacophonous, mixing the sounds of driving with its pop music soundtrack, and Dunkirk developed emotion through its real-world battle sounds. Blade Runner 2049 comes close by creating an intense atmosphere but our pick is still Baby Driver. With Dunkirk as a clear favourite for sound editing, we’ve picked it here as well.

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Baby Driver
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. The Shape of Water
  5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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