Greg P. Russell, a veteran sound mixer and 16-time Oscar nominee, lost his 16th Best Sound Mixing award during the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Russell, 0-for-16 at the Oscars in his career, was nominated with Scott Millan and Stuart Wilson for mixing "Skyfall."
"Les Miserables" won Best Sound Mixing at the 2013 Oscars.
The Oscars hand out two separate awards for sound work on feature films: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The Best Sound Mixing award "recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film."
Russell had been nominated 15 times before the 2013 Oscars. His first nod came in 1990 for the film "Black Rain." Russell was also singled out for "The Rock," "Con Air," "The Mask of Zorro," "Armageddon," "The Patriot," "Pearl Harbor," "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Apocalypto," "Transformers," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Salt" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
Russell isn't the only sound mixer to experience multiple losses at the Academy Awards: Kevin O'Connell has earned 20 nominations so far without a single win. O'Connell worked with Russell on "Transformers," "Apocalypto," "Spider-Man," "Pearl Harbor" and more.
A live blog of the 2013 Oscars, with a list of complete winners as they are announced, is below.
02/25/2013 1:18 AM EST
Good Night, And Good Luck
02/25/2013 1:07 AM EST
Ben Affleck Is Not Into Oscar Punditry
From backstage at the Oscars:
When did you feel a tipping point in your favor for this film?
Clooney: Michelle Obama.
Ben: When they gave us the trophies I was confident that we would win. I don’t get too much into the Oscar-ology and the pontificating. It doesn’t help me to read up on that stuff.
02/25/2013 1:06 AM EST
Daniel Day-Lewis' Facial Hair
Backstage at the Oscars with Daniel Day-Lewis:
Was it uncomfortable wearing the beard?
What do you mean? No it's just a beard. Do you wear your hair? It was my very own beard.
02/25/2013 12:54 AM EST
What Jennifer Lawrence Thought When She Fell
From HuffPost Los Angeles correspondent Sasha Bronner:
"A bad word. That starts with F."
02/25/2013 12:50 AM EST
Ben Affleck's Best Picture Winner Face
02/25/2013 12:49 AM EST
Patricia Clarkson At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party
More on Patricia Clarkson's look here.
02/25/2013 12:44 AM EST
How Movies Change During Oscar Season
Here's Awards Daily blogger Sasha Stone just after "Argo" won Best Picture.
@ AwardsDaily :
See, I told you Argo was Crash incarnate. Won the same amount of awards even.
Have you ever seen a movie where you walk out saying, “That was just a great f--king movie”? That’s Ben Affleck’s Argo. Inexplicably, a film that draws its strength from humor and suspense, winds up being more moving the second time through. Perhaps because once you have been through the suspense part of it you get to know the characters better and therefore care about their outcomes more.
02/25/2013 12:42 AM EST
Ben Affleck's Arc
@ LouLumenick :
Affleck: Oscar winner to laughingstock to Oscar winner. You can't make these things up.
02/25/2013 12:31 AM EST
At Least Someone Liked It
@ m1keh0gan :
Tommy Lee Jones told me Seth MacFarlane was "hilarious." His favorite part? "I Saw Your Boobs." #notkidding
02/25/2013 12:28 AM EST
Daniel Day-Lewis' Meryl Streep Joke
“It’s a strange thing, because three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, um...” he joked. “And Meryl was, was Steven’s first choice for ‘Lincoln.’ And I’d like to see that version. And Steven didn’t have to persuade me to play Lincoln, but I had to persuade him that, perhaps, if I was going to do it, that Lincoln shouldn’t be a musical.”
More on Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar speech here.