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Those Oscar Missed: Best Sound Editing

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CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON

I often wonder what most people think of when they’re watching the categories of Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing during the Oscars.  Do they pretend to know what those categories really mean?  Do they even know the difference between them (besides the category name)?  I admit that I was once one of those people, but just a little bit of research cleared the issue for me a long time ago.  As previously mentioned, sound mixing refers to sound that is recorded on set during production.  Sound editing refers to the editing and/or design of recorded sound that is to be used in the final mix of the film.  Hard to believe, but even the Academy hasn’t always gotten it right with the Best Sound Editing category.  Let us now “hear” the major snubs for this category.

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