BAFTA Award for Best Sound

This is a list of winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Sound, which is presented to sound designers, sound editors, sound engineers, and sound mixers, given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 1968.

BAFTA Award for Best Sound
Awarded forBest Sound
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byJohn Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, and John Warhurst for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

Winners and nominees

2010s

2018: Bohemian Rhapsody – John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, and John Warhurst

2017: DunkirkAlex Gibson, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten

2016: ArrivalClaude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, and Sylvain Bellemare

2015: The RevenantLon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernández, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, and Randy Thom

2014: WhiplashThomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, and Craig Mann

2013: GravityGlenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, and Chris Munro

2012: Les MisérablesSimon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, and John Warhurst

2011: HugoPhilip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, and John Midgley

2010: InceptionRichard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, and Ed Novick

2000s

2009: The Hurt LockerRay Beckett and Paul N. J. Ottosson

2008: Slumdog MillionaireGlenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, and Ian Tapp

2007: The Bourne UltimatumKirk Francis, Scott Millan, Dave Parker, Karen Baker Landers, and Per Hallberg

2006: Casino RoyaleChris Munro, Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, Martin Cantwell, and Mark Taylor

2005: Walk the LinePaul Massey, Doug Hemphill, Peter Kurland, and Donald Sylvester

2004: RayKaren Baker Landers, Per Hallberg, Steve Cantamessa, Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, and Bob Beemer

2003: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldRichard King, Doug Hemphill, Paul Massey, and Art Rochester

2002: ChicagoMichael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, David Lee, and Maurice Schell

2001: Moulin Rouge!Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Roger Savage, Guntis Sics, Gareth Vanderhope, and Antony Gray

2000: Almost FamousJeff Wexler, Doug Hemphill, Rick Kline, Paul Massey, and Michael D. Wilhoit

1990s

1999: The MatrixDavid Lee, John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David E. Campbell, and Dane Davis

1998: Saving Private RyanGary Rydstrom, Ron Judkins, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Richard Hymns

1997: L.A. Confidential – Terry Rodman, Roland N. Thai, Kirk Francis, Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, and John Leveque

1996: Shine – Jim Greenhorn, Toivo Lember, Livia Ruzic, Roger Savage, and Gareth Vanderhope

1995: BraveheartPer Hallberg, Lon Bender, Brian Simmons, Andy Nelson, Scott Millan, and Anna Behlmer

1994: SpeedStephen Hunter Flick, Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer, and David MacMillan

1993: The FugitiveJohn Leveque, Bruce Stambler, Becky Sullivan, Scott D. Smith, Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Herbick, and Frank A. Montaño

1992: JFKTod A. Maitland, Wylie Stateman, Michael D. Wilhoit, Michael Minkler, and Gregg Landaker

1991: Terminator 2: Judgment DayLee Orloff, Tom Johnson, Gary Rydstrom, and Gary Summers

1990: The Fabulous Baker Boys – J. Paul Huntsman, Stephan von Hase, Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, and Doug Hemphill

1980s

1989: Mississippi Burning – Bill Phillips, Danny Michael, Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, and Rick Kline

1988: Empire of the SunCharles L. Campbell, Louis Edemann, Robert Knudson, and Tony Dawe

1987: Cry FreedomJonathan Bates, Simon Kaye, and Gerry Humphreys

1986: Out of Africa – Tom McCarthy Jr., Peter Handford, and Chris Jenkins

1985: Amadeus – John Nutt, Christopher Newman, and Mark Berger

1984: The Killing Fields – Ian Fuller, Clive Winter, and Bill Rowe

1983: WarGamesWillie D. Burton, Michael J. Kohut, and William Manger

1982: Pink Floyd – The WallJames Guthrie, Eddy Joseph, Clive Winter, Graham V. Hartstone, and Nicolas Le Messurier

1981: The French Lieutenant's WomanDon Sharpe, Ivan Sharrock, and Bill Rowe

1980: FameChristopher Newman, Les Wiggins, and Michael J. Kohut

1970s

1979: Alien – Derrick Leather, Jim Shields, and Bill Rowe

1978: Star Wars – Sam Shaw, Robert Rutledge, Gordon Davidson, Gene Corso, Derek Ball, Don MacDougall, Bob Minkler, Ray West, Michael Minkler, Les Fresholtz, Richard Portman, and Ben Burtt

1977: A Bridge Too Far – Peter Horrocks, Gerry Humphreys, Simon Kaye, Robin O'Donoghue, and Les Wiggins

1976: Bugsy Malone – Les Wiggins, Clive Winter, and Ken Barker

1975: Nashville – William A. Sawyer, James Webb, Chris McLaughlin, and Richard Portman

1974: The ConversationArt Rochester, Nat Boxer, Michael Evje, and Walter Murch

1973: Jesus Christ Superstar – Les Wiggins, Gordon McCallum, and Keith Grant

1972: CabaretDavid Hildyard, Robert Knudson, and Arthur Piantadosi

1971: Death in Venice – Vittorio Trentino and Giuseppe Muratori

1970: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Don Hall, David Dockendorf, and William Edmondson

1960s

1969: Oh! What a Lovely WarDon Challis and Simon Kaye

1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey – Winston Ryder

See also

External links

  • "Awards Database – The BAFTA Site". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved January 9, 2009.
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