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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST SOUND

UPDATED: March 24, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY

Dune” was the big winner at the Cinema Audio Society ceremony, and it’s won the BAFTA award, which is pretty clutch in this race.

“No Time to Die” and “West Side Story” could be formidable challengers but it’ll be hard to upset the sci-fi juggernaut.

Will win: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
Could win: “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy
Should win: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
Should have been here: “The Last Duel” (20th Century Studios) – Oliver Tarney, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Daniel Birch, Stéphanie Bucher

Precursor Awards Leader:
“Dune” (Warner Bros) – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM STUDIO SOUND TEAM*
1 “Dune” Warner Bros Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
2 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
3 “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy
4 “The Power of the Dog” Netflix Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
5 “Belfast” Focus Features Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Sound)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The most significant Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. This category’s history is a bit more complex to track since it’s been through many inceptions of the history of AMPAS. For example, there were different record-holders when it was split between sound mixing and sound editing. Classic sound engineers Thomas T. Moulton and Greg P. Russell have the most nominations at 16, although the former netted five Oscars over his career. The latter has the record for most nominations and no win. Moulton has the most win record shared with Douglas Shearer and Fred Hynes, though they garnered 15 and 7 nominations. Richard King and Ben Burtt have the most wins for sound editing, with Alan Robert Murray having the most nods with 10.


2022 Academy Awards Predictions

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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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