Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Sound

Zoë Kravitz and Robert Pattinson star in director Matt Reeves’s ‘The Batman.’
(Jonathan Olley/DC Comics)

This year’s nominees include many regulars, though the entire team from All Quiet on the Western Front is brand-new. From Avatar: The Way of Water, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Christopher Boyes contended for the first film back in 2009, with an additional nod for Whittle and six for Boyes, including wins for Titanic and Pearl Harbor. Gary Summers has an impressive ten previous nominations, with wins for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Jurassic Park, Titanic, and Saving Private Ryan. Michael Hedges won for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and King Kong, with two additional Tolkien-saga bids. On The Batman team, Stuart Wilson has five previous nominations, including a win for 1917. Nominated or both The Batman and Elvis this year, Andy Nelson has nineteen previous nominations, with two wins, for Saving Private Ryan and Les Miserables. Also from Elvis, David Lee won for The Matrix and Chicago, with one additional nomination. From Top Gun: Maverick, Mark Weingarten has four previous nominations, including a win for Dunkirk. James Mather was nominated last year for Belfast. Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor were nominated for Captain Phillips, and Taylor was also cited for No Time to Die and 1917, which resulted in a win. These five films are also nominated at the Cinema Audio Society and contend in various categories at the Motion Pictures Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards.

Should win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Will win: Top Gun: Maverick

Alternate: All Quiet on the Western Front

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