Monday, March 22, 1999
“Saving Private Ryan” Sound Designers Earn Academy Awards for Sound and Sound Editing
On Sunday, March 21, 1999, the Annual Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandle Pavilion. Among several other awards including Best Director, Steven Spielberg, and Best Cinematography, Saving Private Ryan was recognized with the industry�s highest awards for sound. In the categories of Sound and Sound Editing, Saving Private Ryan came up victorious. Nominees for the Sound award were sound designers from the movies Armageddon, The Mask of Zorro, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, and The Thin Red Line. The Oscar went to sound designers Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Ronald Judkins for their work on Saving Private Ryan.
Nominated for the Sound Effects Editing award were sound editors from Armageddon, The Mask of Zorro, and Saving Private Ryan. Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns were the recipients of this Oscar for their work on Saving Private Ryan.
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