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Academy Award for Best Sound Editing

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First awarded

United States of America

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Academy Awards

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Currently held by
Mark Mangini, David White

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Presented by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Winners & Nominees
Sylvain BellemareArrival, Sylvain Bellemare, Winner, Mildred Iatrou MorganLa La Land, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Nominee, Andy WrightHacksaw Ridge, Andy Wright, Nominee, Wylie StatemanDeepwater Horizon, Wylie Stateman, Nominee, Bub AsmanSully, Bub Asman, Nominee, Robert MackenzieHacksaw Ridge, Robert Mackenzie, Nominee, Renee TondelliDeepwater Horizon, Renee Tondelli, Nominee, Ai-Ling LeeLa La Land, Ai-Ling Lee, Nominee, Alan Robert MurraySully, Alan Robert Murray, Nominee, David WhiteMad Max: Fury Road, David White, Winner, Mark ManginiMad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini, Winner, Oliver TarneyThe Martian, Oliver Tarney, Nominee, Lon BenderThe Revenant, Lon Bender, Nominee, David AcordStar Wars: The Force Awakens, David Acord, Nominee, Martin HernándezThe Revenant, Martin Hernández, Nominee, Matthew WoodStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Matthew Wood, Nominee, Alan Robert MurraySicario, Alan Robert Murray, Nominee, Bub AsmanAmerican Sniper, Bub Asman, Winner, Alan Robert MurrayAmerican Sniper, Alan Robert Murray, Winner, Becky SullivanUnbroken, Becky Sullivan, Nominee, Aaron GlascockBirdman, Aaron Glascock, Nominee, Jason CanovasThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Jason Canovas, Nominee, Richard KingInterstellar, Richard King, Nominee, Brent BurgeThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Brent Burge, Nominee, Andrew DeCristofaroUnbroken, Andrew DeCristofaro, Nominee, Martin HernándezBirdman, Martin Hernández, Nominee, Glenn FreemantleGravity, Glenn Freemantle, Winner, Steve BoeddekerAll Is Lost, Steve Boeddeker, Nominee, Oliver TarneyCaptain Phillips, Oliver Tarney, Nominee, Wylie StatemanLone Survivor, Wylie Stateman, Nominee, Brent BurgeThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Brent Burge, Nominee, Richard HymnsAll Is Lost, Richard Hymns, Nominee, Karen Baker LandersSkyfall, Karen Baker Landers, Winner, Paul NJ OttossonZero Dark Thirty, Paul NJ Ottosson, Winner, Per HallbergSkyfall, Per Hallberg, Winner, Eugene GeartyLife of Pi, Eugene Gearty, Nominee, Wylie StatemanDjango Unchained, Wylie Stateman, Nominee, Philip StocktonLife of Pi, Philip Stockton, Nominee, Erik AadahlArgo, Erik Aadahl, Nominee, Ethan Van der RynArgo, Ethan Van der Ryn, Nominee

The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound design or sound editing. Sound editing is the creation of sound effects (such as foley). The award is usually received by the Supervising Sound Editors of the film, perhaps accompanied by the Sound Designers.


The sound branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), until 2006 would use a "bake-off" of the best films from the previous year to decide which films should be referred to the full Academy as nominations for the award. In a rule change on June 30, 2006, the bake-off for the Sound Branch was eliminated, and the usual process of a "preferential ballot" submission was instituted.

During certain years, the highest award given for this category may be a "Special Achievement Award", not an Oscar. Academy rules require that a minimum number of films must be nominated in a category for an Academy Award to be granted; when the number of qualifying nominees is insufficient, a Special Achievement Award is granted instead.

This is a list of films that have won or been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects (1963–67, 1975), Sound Effects Editing (1977, 1981–99), or Sound Editing (1979, 2000–present). See Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for a corresponding list of winners for Best Sound.


  • Ben Burtt, Charles L. Campbell, Per Hallberg, Richard Hymns, Richard King and Gary Rydstrom have received the most wins (3), including Special Achievement Awards.
  • Wylie Stateman has the most nominations without a single win. He has been nominated seven times as of 2016.
  • Richard Hymns and Alan Robert Murray have the most nominations (9).
  • Multiple wins and nominations

    Note: Ben Burtt and Stephen Hunter Flick both have Special Achievement wins, which they are the only two to receive special achievements in this category to also win at least one competing as well. They have been included with their win and nomination count. Only sound editor to date to have a Special achievement win and has an Oscar nomination in but not to win a competing Oscar in this category is Richard L. Anderson.

    Multiple winners


  • Ben Burtt †
  • Charles L. Campbell
  • Per Hallberg
  • Richard Hymns
  • Richard King
  • Gary Rydstrom
  • 2:

  • Bub Asman
  • Karen Baker Landers
  • Christopher Boyes
  • Mike Hopkins
  • Stephen Hunter Flick†
  • Alan Robert Murray
  • Paul N. J. Ottosson
  • George Watters II
  • Ethan Van der Ryn
  • Multiple nominations


  • Richard Hymns
  • Alan Robert Murray
  • 8:

  • Gary Rydstrom
  • George Watters II
  • 7:

  • Ben Burtt†
  • Wylie Stateman
  • 6:

  • Bub Asman
  • Christopher Boyes
  • Michael Silvers
  • 5:

  • Stephen Hunter Flick†
  • Richard King
  • Bruce Stambler
  • Ethan Van der Ryn
  • 4:

  • Lon Bender
  • Charles L. Campbell
  • Per Hallberg
  • John Leveque
  • Mark Mangini
  • Randy Thom
  • 3:

  • Richard L. Anderson†
  • Mike Hopkins
  • Paul N. J. Ottosson
  • Mark Stoeckinger
  • Matthew Wood
  • 2:

  • Erik Aadahl
  • Karen Baker Landers
  • Tom Bellfort
  • Gloria Borders
  • Robert Bratton
  • Brent Burge
  • Glenn Freemantle
  • Eugene Gearty
  • Cecelia Hall
  • Robert G. Henderson
  • Martin Hernández
  • Ren Klyce
  • Skip Lievsay
  • Tom Myers
  • Walter Rossi
  • Philip Stockton
  • Oliver Tarney
  • Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
  • † = includes special achievement wins.


    The award was a Special Achievement Award instead of a competitive award.


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