OSCAR HISTORY: Best Sound / Sound Mixing

Ever since the dawn of talking pictures in the late 1920's, when silent films were no more, the artists responsible for producing a film's sound have to cover a wide range of talents ... from creating sound effects that may have never even existed when the piece of film was actually shot, to making sure all the various dialogue, effects, and music are all level. The sound for a film is as critically important as a film's visuals, and over the years, these were the achievements in sound that the Academy found to be the best.


2021: DUNE     (View Film Clip)
2020: SOUND OF METAL     (View Sound Featurette)
2019: 1917     (View Film Clip)
2018: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY     (View Film Clips Montage)
2017: DUNKIRK     (View Film Clip)
2016: HACKSAW RIDGE     (View Film Clip)
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD     (View Film Clip)
2014: WHIPLASH     (View Film Clip)
2013: GRAVITY     (View Film Clip)
2012: LES MISERABLES     (View Film Clip)
2011: HUGO     (View Film Clip)
2010: INCEPTION     (View Film Clip)
2009: THE HURT LOCKER     (View Film Clip)
2008: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE     (View Film Clip)
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM     (View Film Clip)
2006: DREAMGIRLS     (View Film Clip)
2005: KING KONG     (View Film Clip)
2004: RAY     (View Film Clip)
2003: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING     (View Film Clip)
2002: CHICAGO     (View Film Clip)
2001: BLACK HAWK DOWN     (View Film Clip)
2000: GLADIATOR     (View Film Clip)
1999: THE MATRIX     (View Film Clip)
1998: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View Film Clip)
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT     (View Film Clip)
1995: APOLLO 13     (View Film Clip)
1994: SPEED     (View Film Clip)
1993: JURASSIC PARK     (View Film Clip)
1992: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS     (View Film Clip)
1991: TERMINATOR 2 : JUDGMENT DAY     (View Film Clip)
1990: DANCES WITH WOLVES     (View Film Clip)
1989: GLORY     (View Film Clip)
1988: BIRD     (View Film Trailer)
1987: THE LAST EMPEROR     (View Film Clips)
1986: PLATOON     (View Film Clip)
1985: OUT OF AFRICA     (View Film Clip)
1984: AMADEUS     (View Film Clip)
1983: THE RIGHT STUFF     (View Film Clip)
1982: E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL     (View Film Clip)
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK     (View Film Clip)
1980: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK     (View Film Clip)
1979: APOCALYPSE NOW     (View Film Clip)
1978: THE DEER HUNTER     (View Film Clip)
1977: STAR WARS     (View Film Clip)
1976: ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN     (View Film Clip)
1975: JAWS     (View Film Clip)
1974: EARTHQUAKE     (View Film Clip)
1973: THE EXORCIST     (View Film Clip)
1972: CABARET     (View Film Clip)
1971: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF     (View Film Clip)
1970: PATTON     (View Film Clip)
1969: HELLO, DOLLY!     (View Film Trailer)
1968: OLIVER!     (View Film Clip)
1967: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT     (View Film Clip)
1966: GRAND PRIX     (View Film Clip)
1965: THE SOUND OF MUSIC     (View Film Clip)
1964: MY FAIR LADY     (View Film Clip)
1963: HOW THE WEST WAS WON     (View Film Trailer)
1962: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA     (View Film Clip)
1961: WEST SIDE STORY     (View Film Clip)
1960: THE ALAMO     (View Film Clip)
1959: BEN-HUR     (View Film Clip)
1958: SOUTH PACIFIC     (View Film Clip)
1957: SAYONARA     (View Film Trailer)
1956: THE KING AND I     (View Film Clip)
1955: OKLAHOMA!     (View Film Clip)
1954: THE GLENN MILLER STORY     (View Film Trailer)
1953: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY     (View Film Clip)
1952: BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER     (View Film Clip)
1951: THE GREAT CARUSO     (View Film Clip)
1950: ALL ABOUT EVE     (View Film Clip)
1949: TWELVE OCLOCK HIGH     (View Film Trailer)
1948: THE SNAKE PIT     (View Film Trailer)
1947: THE BISHOPS WIFE     (View Film Trailer)
1946: THE JOLSON STORY     (View Film Clip)
1945: THE BELLS OF ST. MARYS     (View Film Clip)
1944: WILSON     (View Film Clip)
1943: THIS LAND IS MINE     (View Film Clip)
1942: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY     (View Film Clip)
1941: THAT HAMILTON WOMAN     (View Film Trailer)
1940: STRIKE UP THE BAND     (View Film Clip)
1939: WHEN TOMORROW COMES     (View Film)
1938: THE COWBOY AND THE LADY     (View Film Trailer)
1937: THE HURRICANE     (View Film Clip)
1936: SAN FRANCISCO     (View Film Clip)
1935: NAUGHTY MARIETTA     (View Film Clip)
1934: ONE NIGHT OF LOVE     (View Film)
1932 / 33: A FAREWELL TO ARMS     (View Film)
1931 / 32: Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department (not for a specific film)    
1930 / 31: Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department (not for a specific film)    
1929 / 30: THE BIG HOUSE     (View Film Clip)