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Academy to Celebrate the Art of Sound (2008 Oscars)
By The Editor
March 6, 2008 - 04:17


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its March calendar of public events with “The Art of Sound,” an evening celebrating the Oscar® nominees and winners from the 2007 Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories, on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Moderated by Academy Sound Branch governor and 20-time Oscar nominee Kevin O'Connell, the program will feature an onstage discussion with the winners of the 2007 Academy Awards® in the Sound Mixing and Sound Editing categories (winners to be announced at the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 24). Clips from each of the nominated motion pictures also will be presented.

The 2007 nominees are:

Sound Editing
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg) WINNER
“No Country for Old Men” (Skip Lievsay)
“Ratatouille” (Randy Thom and Michael Silvers)
“There Will Be Blood” (Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood)
“Transformers” (Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins)

Sound Mixing
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis) WINNER
“No Country for Old Men” (Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter Kurland)
“Ratatouille” (Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane)
“3:10 to Yuma” (Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Jim Stuebe)
“Transformers” (Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin)

Sound editors and mixers integrate a motion picture’s total sound content, from music and dialogue to a wide range of sound effects. In almost any film sequence, these professionals must select and manipulate dozens of sound elements for realism, coherence and emotional impact in support of the film’s story.

Tickets to the “Art of Sound” are $3 for the general public and free for Academy members. Tickets will be available by mail, at the Academy box office, or online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For additional information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.


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