Oscars 2016 – Best Sound Mixing

This year we have two war movies, 13 Hours and Hacksaw Ridge, a new Star Wars movie Rogue One, a musical in La La Land, and an extraterrestrial first-contact film Arrival. A lot of people were predicting Doctor Strange to get some love here but instead Marvel missed out entirely. Instead, complete underdog 13 Hours got a nomination… and I honestly forgot that movie even existed until seeing it on this list.

Oscars 2014 — Best Sound Mixing

Sound mixing is the process of working all elements of sound (dialogue, sound effects, music, etc) into the final mix so it’s at the correct time. Just like sound editing was an easy category to predict, so is sound mixing. Gravity is the most deserving this year, and it would be an upset for those nominated for the film (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro) not to get the award.

  1. Gravity
  2. Lone Survivor
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis
  4. Captain Phillips
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug