BEST SOUND OSCAR TRIVIA

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Sometimes the lesser known categories on Oscar night, bring the up the strangest of Academy Award Trivia.    This is a statistical look at trivia surround the Best Sound Mixing / Best Sound Editing category. 

Sound Editing
39 films have been award with the Sound Editing Academy Award 

 


Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Actor
None

Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Actress
 None

 

Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Director
 
1995:  Braveheart
1997:  Titanic
1998: Saving Private Ryan
2009: The Hurt Locker

 

Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Director + Best Picture
1995: Braveheart
1997: Titanic
2009: The Hurt Locker 

 

Most wins for Sound Editing award

3 times:

Ben Burtt (Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T,  Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade)
Charles L Campbell (E.T, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Richard Hymns (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan)
Richard King (Master and Commander , The Dark Knight, Inception)
Gary Rydstorm (Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan) 

 


Sound Mixing
79 films have won the Sound Mixing Academy Award 

 

Films that have won Best Sound Mixing (est 1929)+ Best Actor

1942: Yankee Doodle Dandy
1956: The King and I
1959: Ben-Hur
1964: My Fair Lady
1967: In The Heat of the Night
1970: Patton
1984: Amadeus
2000: Gladiator
2004: Ray

 

 

Films that have won Best Sound Mixing + Best Actress
1972: Cabaret

 

Films that have won Best Sound Mixing (est 1929)  + Best Director
(20 of the 22 below have gone on to win Best Picture) 

 

 1950: All About Eve
 1953: From Here to Eternity
 1959: Ben-Hur
 1961: West Side Story
 1962: Lawrence of Arabia
 1964: My Fair Lady
 1965: Sound of Music
 1968: Oliver! 
 1970: Patton
 1972: Cabaret
 1978: The Deer Hunter
 1984: Amadeus
 1985: Out of Africa
 1986: Platoon
 1987: The Last Emperor
 1990: Dance with Wolves
 1996: The English Patient
 1997: Titanic
 1998: Saving Private Ryan
 2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
 2008: Slumdog Millionaire
 2009: The Hurt Locker 

Films that have won Best Sound Mixing (est 1929)  + Best Director + Best Picture

 1950: All About Eve
 1953: From Here to Eternity
 1959: Ben-Hur
 1961: West Side Story
 1962: Lawrence of Arabia
 1964: My Fair Lady
 1965: Sound of Music
 1968: Oliver! 
 1970: Patton
 1978: The Deer Hunter
 1984: Amadeus
 1985: Out of Africa
 1986: Platoon
 1987: The Last Emperor
 1990: Dance with Wolves
 1996: The English Patient
 1997: Titanic
 2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
 2008: Slumdog Millionaire
 2009: The Hurt Locker  

Most wins for Sound Mixing award

5 times:
Douglas Shearer 
(The Big House, Naughty Marietta, San Fransisco, Strike Up the Band, The Great Caruso)

Fred Hynes 
(Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Alamo, West Side Story, The Sound of Music) 

 

Both Awards

Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Sound Mixing

(note that four of these films are Steven Spielberg directed)

 1966: Grand Prix
 1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark
 1982: E.T
 1983: The Right Stuff
 1991: Terminator 2
 1993: Jurassic Park
 1994: Speed
 1997: Titanic
 1998: Saving Private Ryan
 1999: Matrix
 2005: King Kong
 2006: The Bourne Ultimatum
 2009: Hurt Locker
 2010: Inception 

Films that have won Best Sound Editing (est 1963) + Best Sound Mixing + Best Picture

1997: Titanic
2009: Hurt Locker 

 



 

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